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How to insert checkbox in a Numbers file

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Canam Carlo Calculating status...
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Mar 30, 2012 7:43 AM

Hello all,

I am trying to do my Income Tax Returns (Belize, Central America). The Income Tax Department here has its Tax Return form in Excel mode, but I prefer Numbers to Excel. I would like to change a box they have on the form into a check box, so that in the form, while preparing it, I can check it, rather than do so after I print. Is there some way of doing this?


I would be appreciative of timely answers, as the return form is for submission today.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 2.4 i5, 4Gb DDR3, 500Gb
  • Wayne Contello Level 6 Level 6 (12,660 points)
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    Mar 30, 2012 7:48 AM (in response to Canam Carlo)

    highlight the cell you want to be a checkbox:

    Screen Shot 2012-03-30 at 9.45.23 AM.png

    Then click the checkbox tool in the toolbar:

    Screen Shot 2012-03-30 at 9.45.29 AM.png


    Then check or uncheck the box as needed:


    This post does not constitute a recommendation to check or uncheck the check box for purposes of tax preparation 

  • Wayne Contello Level 6 Level 6 (12,660 points)
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    Mar 30, 2012 8:07 AM (in response to Canam Carlo)

    No.  You could try putting an image (of the text) as the background but that seems like a pain.  You could make the checkbox column narrow and use the previous colmn for the text OR add a text box from the "Shapes" menu in the tool bar


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