How to Insert a Functional Check Box in Word Documents

By Emmanuelle Douglas

Word 2010 is the word processing software component of the Microsoft Office Suite. Use it to create documents, manuals, forms, and books. When creating forms, you can add user friendly features to assist with data entry for the users. These features can be added with the Developer tab. By default, this tab is hidden. It must be activated to see the check box options to use in your Word document.

Step 1

Open Word 2010 and click the "File" tab. Select "Options."

Step 2

Click the "Customize Ribbon" left option. Check the "Developer" tab and click "Ok."

Step 3

Click the "Developer" tab and the "Check Box Content Control." The check box appears in the document.