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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.

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Set up an automatic reply

  1. Select File > Automatic Replies.Automatic replies
  2. In the Automatic Replies box, select Send automatic replies.Optionally, set a date range for your automatic replies. This will turn off automatic replies at the date and time you enter for the end time. Otherwise, you’ll need to turn off automatic replies manually.
  3. On the Inside My Organization tab, type the response that you want to send to teammates or colleagues while you are out of the office.Enter your automatic reply message

    Note: Sending automatic replies to anyone outside my organization will send your automatic reply to every email, including newsletters, advertisements, and potentially, junk email. If you want to send automatic replies to those outside your organization, we recommend choosing My contacts only.

  4. Select OK to save your settings.

Turn off automatic out-of-office replies

When Outlook is setup to send automatic replies, you’ll see a message under the ribbon with this information. Select Turn off to disable automatic out-of-office replies. If you want to modify the dates for your automatic reply or the message sent, use the steps above to modify your settings.

Turn off automatic replies