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Make a tickbox tickable on computer Word 2007 and 2010

How can you make a tick box in Word 2007 AND 2010 tickable on screen?
Now, I know you can put a legacy tickbox and then protect a form, but there must be another way.
A problem I have discovered is, on my machine with 2010, you can just go to the dev tab and click on 'Checkbox Content Control'. This inserts a tick box which you can pop a cross in 'PERFECT! THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I WANT' But, when I give it to someone with 2007 on their machine, you cannot tick it and if you double click, it opens the vb editor. Now, my users will never touch vb.
Is it possible therefore, to create a tickbox that can be ticked, or is the only for cross versions of Office to create a protected form each time?
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John
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You may need to turn off the Design Mode before you save it and distribute the file to the users.

Developer Tab -> Control Group -> Design Mode


Sincerely,
Ed
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I wasn't in design mode.
teylyn, thanks for that. You've confirmed my fears.
We'll have to stick to forms then; or eveyone over to 2010.
Thanks again.
John
ActiveX controls controls are resource-hungry, but you don't need too many you could consider using checkboxes of this type.
Sorry Graham, which type?
Clumsily worded. I meant the ActiveX type. There is an ActiveX checkbox control available.
Ahh, thanks. That is the problem though; behavioural. When I create one in 2010, it is different in 2007.
So, legacy it is then :)