When you have a list, you can add checkboxes to the list by following the steps below:
- Right click on your ribbon and select Customize the Ribbon
- With the Word Options dialog box open, check Developer which should be the only unchecked item in the Customize Ribbon area on the right side.
- Click Ok and a new tab now appears on your ribbon.
- Under the Developer tab, you have a checkbox content control. Place your cursor in front of each item that you want a checkbox in front of and then click on the checkbox control button.