Shortcut key to check a checkbox


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karenbeth24

In Word 2002, I was able to use the keyboard shortcut of Alt+X to check a
checkbox. This no longer works in Word 2007. Is there a new shortcut?

Thanks!
 
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CyberTaz

Perhaps you had something reassigned - ALT+X has [AFAIK] always been
assigned to the ToggleCharacterCode command. ie; 2122, ALT+X inserts â„¢ or
20AC, ALT+X inserts €.

I've always used the Spacebar to reverse the status of a checkbox.
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

In a protected form, Spacebar checks and unchecks a check box form field. If
you were using Alt+X to check a box, it may well have been the shortcut key
for a macro. In any case, Word 2003 and above use Alt+X to toggle Unicode
characters.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org
 
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surajzakaas

In a protected form, Spacebar checks and unchecks a check box form field. If
you were using Alt+X to check a box, it may well have been the shortcut key
for a macro. In any case, Word 2003 and above use Alt+X to toggle Unicode
characters.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org
Thanks. This helped a lot.
 
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Neither Alt+x nor the spacebar checks a checkbox on the Word document I'm filling out. The spacebar just REPLACES the checkbox with a space. WHY IS SUCH A TRIVIAL OPERATION SO HARD ON MS WORD? Yet another reason I hate Microsoft software.
 

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