Tuesday, May 17, 2022

How to Add a Checkbox in Google Sheets? Easy Guide

How to Add a Checkbox in Google Sheets? Easy Guide
How to Add a Checkbox in Google Sheets? Easy Guide

Checkboxes come in handy for all types of situations, yes, even for data you add to a spreadsheet. In Google Sheets, you have the ability to add checkboxes for things like project tasks, answers to questions. OR. Selecting product attributes.

The thing about using a checkbox in Google Sheets is that you can also get to use data validation to assign custom values. In this article, we will show you how to insert a checkbox in Google Sheets.

How can you insert a Checkbox in Google Sheets?

  • Go to Google Sheets, sign in, then open the sheet you want. Select the cell where you want to place the checkbox. Click on Insert > Checkbox.
  • And that’s it: there will be a checkbox in the cell you selected, and it is ready to be checked.
  • You can use the fill handle to drag the checkboxes through adjacent cells, after which you may utilize the arrow keys with your mouse.
  • To remove a checkbox, select the cell, then press Delete on your keyboard.

How can you Add Custom Values to a Checkbox?

  • You can assign values to your checkbox if it’s checked/unchecked. Right-click the cell containing the checkbox, then click on “Data Validation.”
  • After the window opens, click on “Checkbox” in the Criteria drop-down.
  • Check the box of “Use Custom Cell Values.” Then enter the values for Checked/Unchecked. Click on “Save.”
  • If you want to use the values in your sheet, for example, the conditional formatting mentioned earlier, you will have values to work with for your checked/unchecked box.

How can you Remove Custom Values from a Checkbox?

  • Right-click the cell containing the checkbox, then click on “Data Validation”
  • Uncheck the box to Use Custom Cell Values, then click on “Save.” This allows you to keep your checkbox while removing the assigned values.

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