Add Checkboxes in Google Docs

In Google Docs, you can insert the checkbox to any document to create a to-do list. It helps you organize your things or tasks better so you can do everything on time without forgetting it.

In this tutorial, we will learn the different methods step-by-step to add the checkbox to the document.

Method 1: Insert Checkboxes using the Format Option

Create a checklist in Google Docs by using checkboxes from the following steps.

  1. First, select the list where you want to insert the checkboxes in the document.
  2. After that, click Format and hover over the bullet and numbering drop-down.
  3. From there, click the Bulleted List menu and select the checkboxes icon in the upper right corner.
  4. Now, the checkboxes will add in front of the selected list.
  5. Pressing the enter key generates another checkbox to add more items.

Method 2: Adding Checkboxes using the Toolbar

  1. You need to create or select the list of items to assign the checkboxes.
  2. Next, click on the bulleted list menu in the above toolbar and select the checkbox option.
  3. Once you click on the checkbox icon, it will form a list with the checkboxes.
  4. To add more items to the list, press the enter key to create another checkbox.

Point to remember: Each item in the list is in a different line to insert checkboxes.

Method 3: Using the Keyboard Shortcut

Another way to insert checkboxes is to use the keyboard shortcut keys. This method is easy to apply on the list and less time-consuming.

  1. Selecting all the items in the list first is important to add checkboxes.
  2. Then, press the Ctrl + Shift + 9 to make a list with checkboxes.
  3. Otherwise, you can select the checklist option from the toolbar to insert a checkbox.

Remove the Checkbox in Google Docs

  1. First, select the whole list that has checkboxes in the document.
  2. Now, click on the checklist option in the toolbar.
  3. In the end, it will remove all the checkboxes, and your text will return to its previous form.