Nov
2
2011

How to insert a simple (Tick) Checkbox into office 2007?

Today I was struggling to insert a checkbox in Excel 2007, found a good tip as below,

This can be done via Developer ribbon bar. If you do not see Developer as one of the tab options along the top (in the ribbon bar), do the following:

1. Click the Office logo in the top left corner
2. Down below besides Exit Excel you will find ‘Excel Options’, click it
3. In the ‘Popular’ window, check the box for ‘Show Developer tab in the Ribbon’
4. Click OK

On the Developer tab, in the Controls section you should see an icon labeled ‘Insert’. Click this icon to see the available Forms and ActiveX objects you can insert.

In Excel 2007, the ‘ActiveX’ options are equivalent to the ‘Control Toolbox’ options in Excel 2003 and earlier. I’d suggest selecting from the ActiveX items rather than the Forms items for any version of Excel that supports it.

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