Word for Mac: Quickly checking a check box

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I have several Word documents with check boxes

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On Windows, you can simply click them to change the status (checked / not checked). But the only way I found to check/uncheck the checkbox with Word 15 or greater for macOS is to double click it and then to switch the value in the form field options:

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Is there a quicker way to change the value?

Best Answer

Buried in the answer to this previous, somewhat related question (from which I liberally cribbed).

  1. Go to Tools in the menu.
  2. Choose Protect Document...
  3. Under Protection, select Protect Document for:
  4. Then select Forms
  5. Hit OK

My version of Word for Mac is 16.10.