Wednesday, November 4, 2009

How to insert a checkbox in Word 2010

This was frustrating me for ages in the end my mate Alan showed me how to do it. Thought I might blog it encase someone else has the same problem.

To insert a check box in 2010 you need to enable developer tools like you did in 2007, its just in a different place.

Go to the document information screen.



Click options



Click Customize Ribbon then tick the Developer tickbox.



There will now be a developer tab where you can add the checkbox:

170 comments:

  1. Thanks for this :)

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    1. Thank you so much. I couldn't find it for the life of me. You rock. Nancy

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    2. Thank you!! Sure wish Microsoft would realize what 'user friendly' means and implement it!!

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    3. Thanks too!

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    4. Thank you Clint! What a life-saver!!

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    5. A Big Thank You and Shout Out to You and Your Mate that showed you this

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    6. Thank you!!!!!!!!!! You just saved me from hours of frustration!! ;-)

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    7. Finally something helpful! I love you for this!!! Kelly - Minneapolis, MN

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    8. Thankyou so much......so easy with these instructions!!!!!

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    9. Goodness!!! I had been looking for that Developer tab for a full on 20 mins!! sheesh Thank you so much!

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    10. Brilliant........thank you :)

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    11. Very nice, thanks for the blog!

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    12. Thanks for this, it was clearly explained

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    13. thank you I have been wondering about check boxes for a long time too

      Dianne

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    14. Perfect, thanks.

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    15. Thanks Bro. Life would be easier if nonsense changes were forbidden.

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    16. Clever lad, thanks so much. Gone are the days when Word was easy if common sense was applied!

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    17. Huge help! Thank you.

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    18. Thank you. Your blog have been a great help to me :)

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    19. Thank you!!!!! What a huge help. I couldn't find this for ages.

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  2. No worries mate - it took me ages to find!

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  3. Awesomeness! Thanks

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  4. Thanks for the post - I was about ready to downgrade from 2010 to 2003 out of pure frustration!

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  5. Thanks a lot! It was so hard to find it!

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  6. Finally I found this nice function.....thank you!!!

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  7. good job mate. Finally!

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  8. God bless you. Thank you. :D

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  9. This was most helpful...thanks.

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  10. Thank you VERY much - I too was going distracted trying to find this command.

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  11. Thank you! I felt it would be in the ribbon customization section but wouldn't have found it without this!

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  12. Good heavens, what a nightmare trying to find out this (simple?) thing. Thank you, thank you thank you!!

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  13. Thanks why does everyone else explain it so badly??

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  14. Thank you very much, but...after inserting and activating the check box I have to protect the whole document to make it work, in this way I can't write anymore!!! :(

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  15. Thanks a lot for the tip! It was getting to be really frustrating finding the functionality.

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  16. how do you check the box tho?

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  17. Saved my bacon... thank you very much.

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  18. oh thanks a lot this helped! :)

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  19. Thanks Love.

    Canada

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  20. Update on this: in some versions of 2010 you have to go to the Microsoft word button --> Word Options --> "Popular" Tab --> check the box that says "Show Developer tab in the Ribbon"

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  21. Thanks very much

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  22. Perfect, thank you!

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  23. Thanks man, I was on another blog post and they already had the developer tag open. NERDS! Don't they know it's not available by default. Thanks to you I don't have a headache. From some guy in San Diego California.

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  24. thank you sooooo much for this. You are the bomb.com :) Cute and smart!! :)

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  25. A great big thank you :-) The I.T. dept at work couldn't tell me how to do this!
    Any idea how to create a form with fields that can be completed without changing the form, they can't answer that either!

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  26. tq dear,help me alot

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  27. thank you..was so easy to follow...

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  28. how can i insert a check box to be filled in electronically, and still have the end user be able to fill in the other areas of the document? cant i just protect the individual boxes??? what the heck?
    ive seen it done on some templates in forms office.. so tell me how

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    1. I'm looking for the same answer, did you ever find out? If so, could you post the answer here?

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  29. Thanks...... man... I was almost ready to downgrade this .... hell!! Thanks a LOT!!!

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  30. Thank u sooooooooo much! It saved alot of my time

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  31. Thanks, fantastic!

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  32. Thank you so much. Been looking for this for ages!

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  33. Give this bloke a knighthood. I was ready to put a gun to my head trying to work out how to do this.

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  34. Thank you!!! As the previous person said, knighthood!

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  35. Thank you so much! Yay!

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  36. ay ay, did whats hiz name check at you yesterday?

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  37. deeeeez checkboxes!

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  38. aww, shut up checka! i was gettin my type did!

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  39. you'd better chiggity check your check box before you riggity wreck your check box

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    1. Cause too many checkboxes is bad fo yo hellff

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  40. thankyou...u really helped me :)

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  41. Good-quality tutorial. Thank you!

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  42. Replies
    1. I'm checkbox from the mother effing street!!

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  43. One, two, three and to the fo'
    Snoop Doggy checkbox and Dr. checkbox is at the do'

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    1. Gimme the checkbox first, so I can check like a bubble

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  44. If you don't know you better ax a checkbox!

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  45. What's my mother effing checkbox?

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  46. Shake your check, watch your box, shake your check, show me watcha checkboxing wif

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  47. Up out there, Ain't nothing but a checkbox party

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    1. I can't deny it, I'm a checking rider, You don't wanna box wif me

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  48. Can anyone tell me if a created a document in 2003 with checkboxes, and locked the document so i could use the check boxes, how do I unlock it in 2010 so i can edit the docuemnt.
    Thanks

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    1. I got 99 boxes but a check ain't one....HIT ME!

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  49. You have to add a FUCKING TOOLBAR just to add a FUCKING CHECKBOX?
    You are all insane. BOYCOTT THIS SHIT

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    1. No, foul one. You just have to add the item to quick access toolbar or to new group on the ribbon.

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  50. THANK YOU FOR THIS SIMPLE EXPLANATION! It was driving me nuts trying to find this....you are a lifesaver!

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  51. I agree with Anonymous 7:04am above - HUGE help and excellent description. Thanks so much!
    -Chris B., Indiana, USA :)

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  52. Great job. Simple, easy to follow and to the point.

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  53. Thank god, that could not have been more difficult without this post. Thanks to all

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  54. You saved a life with this post! I have been struggling for hours with this! Without this post, it could have taken me days if not weeks! Thanks a million times.

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  55. Thank you so much for publishing these instructions. I was able to get the check boxes placed on my survey form just as I wanted them. Would have never figured this out on my own in a hundred years.
    --- Jack Barker Bakersfield, CA

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  56. how can i insert a check box to be filled in electronically, and still have the end user be able to fill in the other areas of the document? cant i just protect the individual boxes??? what the heck?
    ive seen it done on some templates in forms office.. so tell me how

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    1. The dingo ate your checkbox!

      -G'day mate!

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  58. thank you so much.Big cyber kiss x

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  59. OH MY GOD RELIEF! thanks dude, perfect.

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  60. Gosh, thanks!!! I can't believe this was so hard to find...

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  61. AWESOME!!!! Thanks YOU!

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  62. Thanks! Was pulling my hairs out.

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  63. How can I insert an ActiveX checkBox but with function "mark-on", because when I click on this checkbox it opened me a visual basic window :( In old checkbox everything works fine.

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    1. Phase 1 - collect checkboxes
      Phase 2 - ???
      Phase 3 - Profit

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  64. Thanks! Simple and well explained. This will save me paper and printing off copies!

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  65. Thanks! Worked like a charm!

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  66. Thanks really helpful tip!
    Not just for checkboxes.

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    1. English muthafucka! Do you speak it?

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  67. Thanks dude, took ages to find it.

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  68. Dude! Thank you so much for the info.

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  69. Thx Clint, great help. The simpliest and best instruction I found so far! have a great day ;-)

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  70. Oh my goodness! You're awesome Clint. I could not figure it out until I came upon your webspage.

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  71. Thank you! Thank you! You're awesome!

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  72. Thank you!! I am so glad I found this on my Google search.

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    1. Google search this...bitch.

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  73. Excellent...many thanks! Works perfectly!

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  74. Thanks some more!
    Your explanation was easy and quick. Unlike trying to follow the Word help, which was no use at all...

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  75. Thanks a lot. Very Useful

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  76. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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  77. You are awesome for this.

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  78. Thanks - this would have taken forever to find!

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  79. Thanks, big help.

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  80. Thank you - this was a HUGE help!

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    1. That's what she said. (hehehe)

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  81. Thanks a lot - fantastic tip!

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  82. spot on. Thanks for sharing!

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  83. Awesome Mate! Thanks!

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    1. I prefer coffee mate myself

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  85. Thank you so much! I agree, Microsoft has to be the most un-user friendly system ever. I HATE the new version with a passion. Guess I am now a 'developer'!!

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  86. i know you have heard it a hundred times already but you rock ! God bless you mate

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  87. Thank you so much!!! That really made my day!

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  88. that was really useful

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  89. THANKS!!!! Lifesaver!!

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  90. Checkboxes? What the fuck are checkboxes?

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  91. thank you very much for the pictured step by step instructions. it's much clearer than the other instructions i searched before.

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  92. Whoop whoop! Thanks!! :-)

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  93. Your checkbox is monkey!

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  94. hey! thanks a bunch for this:)

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  95. thank you! it has been driving me crazy!

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  96. Thank you, saved me loads of time

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  97. excellent, thank you

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  98. Absolutely brilliant. You're more helpful than the help section of Word! Thank you :)

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  99. Found it! Thank you :)

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  100. Awesome! Thanks a million....

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  101. Dude... I love you man! Best regards / Dagge Disaster

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  102. thnx ... it ws really helpful

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  103. Thank you thank you. Just got 2010 and this is a wonderful tool for all the forms I have to create.

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  104. Hooray! This has driven me CRAZY!!!
    Thanks

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  105. Thank you!!!!!! This was driving me crazy toooooo!!!

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  106. Thank you, I've been looking everywhere for that!

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  107. Thank you! This is awesome!

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  108. Ghost ride da check box!

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  109. Pull up to da scene wif my checkbox missin'

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  110. All my checkboxes is rich as fuck!

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  111. Sweet thank you!

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  112. Easy to follow instructions! Thanks so much:)

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  113. For fast and safe delivery of your new car
    needs a decent carrier.

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  114. excellent - thanks so much for this.

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  115. Thanks so much! This explanation has relieved much frsutration! :)

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  116. Thank you for a very quick and helpful answer to a similarly niggling query! Best wishes to you.

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  117. Thank-you! exactly what i needed, and easy to follow instructions. cheers!

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  118. This is greatly appreaciated! Thank you so much :-)

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  119. Fantastic - would never have found this without your blog I think!

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  120. You're a real life saver! I was feeling such a clot 'cos I couldn't find it...

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  121. Top man! Simple when you know.Thank you very much

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  122. Checkboxes so fancy, you don't even know.

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  123. C-H-E-C-K box man! I got myself a checkbox, I got myself laptop, and I'm bout type it, I'm bout to go and type it!

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