How to Insert Checkbox in Excel on Mac

In order to insert checkboxes in Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet on your Mac/Macbook, you will need to make use of the Developer tab.

If you do not see the developer tab, follow the below article on how to enable it on Excel for Mac.


Now let's take a look at how to make use of the Form Controls features to add a checkbox.

  • Step 1: Open the sheet where you want to add checkbox(es).
  • Step 2: Now go to the Developer tab and select
  • Step 3: Click on the Checkbox icon. You will see a + curosr, just click on any cell where you want to place the checkbox.
  • Step 4: You should see the checkbox added to the sheet with a default name "Check Box <number>"

Let's see a demo using a GIF image.

Add a Checkbok in Excel for Mac

Refresh the GIF Image if it does not animate

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