Checklists In Word


I am so glad you are interested in implementing a checklist. Checklists are a cheap but effective tool to reduce risk and improve performance. Hardly anyone uses them properly, which means they can give you a real edge.

We will learn how to create a simple checklist in Word. But then stick with me a moment and I will show you a better way, you’ll be glad you did.

Creating a checkbox in Word

  • Enable the “Developer” tab
    Go to File>Options>Customize Command Ribbon
    Ensure that the Developer tab is selected
    You may need to restart Word

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  • Open the Developer tab
  • Under “Controls” click the checkbox icon. This will place a checkbox in the document

  • You can adjust the properties of the checkbox by clicking Properties in the Developer tab with the checkbox selected

I did promise a better way, though, didn’t I? Read on to find out.

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