Pages font question


macrumors member
Original poster
Jun 13, 2007
New to Mac so please bear with me if this seems obvious.

Trying to make a document that includes open squares that I can use as a "checkbox". I can do that on my PC, but can't find a font that will do this or another way to get a small box in the document.

Thanks in advance.


Blue Velvet

Moderator emeritus
Jul 4, 2004
Try Zapf Dingbats with an 'O', that one has a drop shadow.
Wingdings has Option+R for a little square.


macrumors 6502a
Sep 22, 2004
Depends on how you want to do it.

- As Blue Velvet said, you have a couple of options if you want to use fonts.

- Or ... have a look at the Pages "Evaluation" template. It has lots of little squares (shapes). Just copy and paste.

- Or ... use a text list with image bullets - several options in there. (start a line of text in your document, click inspector to open it, click T (text), click List, click the bullets drop-down, click Image Bullets, then scroll through to find some squares)

IJ Reilly

macrumors P6
Jul 16, 2002
Also depends on whether you want to be able to check the boxes in Pages or by hand on printed copies. If the former, you'll need to create an object, presumably with a square shape (objects menu in the task bar). Select the object and use the inspector to set the fill color and line weight. You'll probably also want to set the wrap to "fixed on page" as opposed to "moves with text." You can also apply a type style to the box. Now you can type any character you like in the box. This takes a bit of effort to set up obviously but once the first check-box object is created, you can easily duplicate it as often as needed.