Inserting a checkbox into Excel Online

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Hello, is there any way to insert a checkmark box in the Online version of Excel, which doesn't have access to the Developer tab? Thank you!

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best response confirmed by allyreckerman (Microsoft)


No, it's not supported

Thanks Sergei!
This is a bummer. With the move to office 365, teams and other web based applications, you would think this would have a solution; especially considering that Google Sheets supports this. We're migrating all of our business documents and forms off of Google into Microsoft and are finding these shortcomings all over the place.

@edurshpek Is there a way to suggest this update be made? I am also moving from google sheets to Microsoft and finding that these items may seem small, but have a large impact on an organization as a whole.


Practically the only way is to submit your idea here Excel · Community ( (or vote for similar one if already exists).

Here's the way to upvote that, so it becomes something they enable in the web version.
Our organization is also moving from Google Workplace to Microsoft. Just so sad, there is no checkbox in online excel. Google spreadsheet has it. Its an amazing tool to add in Online Excel.

This would be very useful in 365. We have some projects sat in excel as a record of what to do and next steps. So many people have the file open that you can't pull the copy locally to add more information with check boxes.