How To Add Checkboxes In Google Docs

The checkbox is one of the functionalities that Google Docs provides. Checkboxes aid in formatting, organization, and readability of your content. Checkboxes also aid in maintaining motivation and productivity.


You will find a step-by-step tutorial for adding a checkbox in Google Docs in this post.

How To Add Checkboxes In Google Docs

Like many other things, the checkbox function in Google Docs can be used in a variety of ways. This article will demonstrate different ways to add a checkbox to a Google Doc or Google Sheet as well as how to make an interactive checklist.

How to Use the Format Option to Add Checkboxes in Google Docs

You can use checkboxes to build an interactive checklist in Google Docs by following these steps:

  • Tap on Blank (+) in Google Docs to start a new document.
  • Click Format in the top menu when you’re prepared to type in your checkbox list.
  • Next, click Bullets & numbering.
  • Navigate over the bulleted list after that.
  • Then select the checkbox option located in the upper right corner. This is the one with the bulleting in a clear box.
  • Enter each item on your list one at a time. Additional checkbox will be automatically created when you press the Enter or Return key.
  • Save your document once you’ve finished making your list.
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How to Use the Insert Option to Add a Checkbox to Google Sheets

You may make a checklist using Google Sheets rather than Docs by implementing these instructions:

  • Open Google Sheets and select Blank (+) to start a new document.
  • The cells to which you want to add checkboxes should be highlighted. Either using numerous mouse clicks or by holding down the Ctrl key while selecting each cell, you can select many cells at once.
  • select Insert from the top menu.
  • Go to the dropdown menu and select Checkbox.
  • Checkboxes should now be present in the highlighted cells; selecting a checkbox toggles the checkmark on or off.
  • You may also alter how the checkbox can be turned on and off in Google Sheets. This can be done as follows:
  • The cells with checkboxes are highlighted.
  • Select Data from the top menu.
  • Select Data validation from the dropdown menu.
  • Make sure that Criteria is set to Checkbox in the popup screen. To show the dropdown menu, click the arrow adjacent to it if necessary.
  • Select the Use custom cell values toggle after that.
  • Enter the values you want to use next.
  • Additionally, you can choose whether Google Sheets will issue a warning or reject an invalid input outright.
  • Click on Save once you’re finished.
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On Android, how to Add a Checkbox to Google Docs

1. Access the document you wish to add checkboxes to in the Google Docs app.

2. Type in the text that will be displayed in your list, then pick it. Tap, hold, and drag the selection bar to pick all of the text you wish to add to the selection.

3. Click the Toolbar button for a bulleted list in the area on top of the keyboard. Although the toolbar will extend to reveal the Checkbox button, the text will be bulleted.

4. Select the Checkbox button, which appears as two checkmarks in a list, from the toolbar.

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