Creating a List with Checkboxes in Microsoft Word

When you have a list, you can add checkboxes to the list by following the steps below:

  1. Right click on your ribbon and select Customize the Ribbon
  2. 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.
  3. Click Ok and a new tab now appears on your ribbon.
  4. 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.

Screenshot of Word Options screen