How to Insert a Checkbox in Excel?

How to Insert a Checkbox in Excel?

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Rashmi Karan
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Updated on Feb 27, 2024 14:00 IST
Checkboxes in Excel are versatile tools with numerous applications like task tracking, data organization, or interactive forms. This article provides a step-by-step guide on inserting and deleting checkboxes in MS Excel spreadsheets. Users can efficiently manage checkboxes to enhance their Excel experience by following these straightforward steps.
How to Insert a Checkbox in Excel

Here is the step-wise process of inserting a checkbox in MS Excel.

Step 1: Open the worksheet where you want to insert the checkbox.

Step 2: Enable the "Developer" tab in the Excel ribbon by right-clicking it and then customizing it. Check the box against “Developer”.


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Step 3: In the "Controls" group, click the "Insert" dropdown menu.

Step 4: Select "Checkbox" from the list of form controls.

Step 5: Click on the cell where you want to place the checkbox. Excel will insert a checkbox in that cell.

Step 6: Resize and position the checkbox by clicking and dragging its edges.

how to insert checkbox in excel

How to Insert Multiple Checkboxes in Excel:

Step 1: Follow the earlier steps to insert a single checkbox in Excel.

Step 2: Hold down the "Ctrl" key on your keyboard to insert multiple checkboxes quickly while clicking on the cells where you want to insert checkboxes.

Step 3: Release the "Ctrl" key after selecting all desired cells.

Step 4: Right-click on any selected cells, click "Insert" in the context menu, and choose "Checkbox." Excel will insert checkboxes in all selected cells simultaneously.

How to Delete a Checkbox in Excel

Step 1: Navigate to the Home tab and locate the Editing group.

Step 2: Click "Find & Select." Choose "Go To Special" from the dropdown menu.

Step 3: Select the "Objects" button. 

Step 4: Click "OK." All checkboxes on the active sheet will be selected.

Step 5: Click on any checkbox and press the Delete key to remove them

How to Delete a Checkbox in Excel


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Rashmi Karan
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Rashmi is a postgraduate in Biotechnology with a flair for research-oriented work and has an experience of over 13 years in content creation and social media handling. She has a diversified writing portfolio and aim... Read Full Bio