The Checkbox feature is a Form Control accessible via the Developer tab.
If you do not see the Developer tab at the top of your program, right-click on any visible ribbon and select “Customize the Ribbon…”.
In the Excel Options dialog box, place a check in the box next to “Developer” on the righthand list and click OK.
With the Developer ribbon displayed, in the Controls group, select Checkbox in the upper group of buttons labeled Form Controls.
After you click the Checkbox control, click anywhere on the spreadsheet to add your first checkbox.
Rename the checkbox to “DONE” by clicking within the text of the checkbox to enter edit mode.
Move the newly added checkbox to position it over the cell next to the first topic.
You can test the operation of the checkbox by clicking in the square area.
If you want to create checkboxes for the remaining skill topics, here’s a super cool time-saving trick.
Select the checkbox for editing (hold the CTRL key when you click on the checkbox to activate it for editing) and resize the boundary of the checkbox to be within the boundary of the cell.
Next, click in the cell to display the normal Excel cursor.
Click and hold the Fill Series handle and drag it down to the adjoining cells.
If your objective is to just have checkboxes for purely visual feedback, you have reached the Finish Line; nothing further is required.
However, if you want the checkboxes to alter the appearance of the listed skills, then a few more steps are required to get these items to work together.