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Weekly Computer Tip # 44
16 December 2003

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Entering a Yes/No value in a check box on a form

Check boxes are often used on forms (for instance in Microsoft Access or on the World Wide Web) as a control to display a Yes/No value. If the box contains a check mark, the value is Yes; if it doesn't, the value is No. You can use your mouse to click in the check box to mark or unmark it. However,

Did you know ...

You can select or unselect a check box by pressing the [SPACEBAR].

Here's how:

  1. Press [TAB] to move to the check box.
  2. To enter a "Yes" value into the field, press [SPACEBAR]
  3. To enter a "No" value, simply press [TAB] to move to the next field.

To change an entry after selecting it, simply move back to the field and press the [SPACEBAR] to mark or unmark the check box.

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