Word TICK in Word form field - not the X check box

Jun 29, 2011
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Heres how to make a TICK work in a word form instead of a check box.

Set up your form as normal

Add the text form fields where you want and use this macro to put a tick in the field. If you want the "boxed tick" symbol then change the CharacterNumber to = 3842

If you want bigger ticks just change the font size.

It’s a good idea to set the macro as a tool bar button if lots of ticks are needed in your forms etc

Remember to lock the form before starting.

Sub tick()

' tick Macro
' Macro recorded 29/06/2011 by J Hayward
''Unprotect the file
If ActiveDocument.ProtectionType <> wdNoProtection Then
ActiveDocument.Unprotect Password:=""
End If

Selection.Font.Size = 12
Selection.InsertSymbol Font:="Wingdings", CharacterNumber:=-3844, Unicode _

'Reprotect the document.
If ActiveDocument.ProtectionType = wdNoProtection Then
ActiveDocument.Protect _
Type:=wdAllowOnlyFormFields, NoReset:=True, Password:=""
End If
End Sub


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