Check Boxes

  • Keep all check box text concise.
  • List options in a logical order, such as alphabetically or in order by most likely to be selected first.
  • Don't use periods at the end of check box text.


Check box labels may be capitalized in 2 ways, depending on their length and placement in the UI:

  • Use title case for short labels that are to the left or above a check box.
  • Use sentence case for longer labels that are placed to the right of a check box, especially if the label reads like a phrase.

We encourage the use of shorter, more concise labels whenever possible.

See also: Radio Buttons, Drop-down Menus, and Instructional Text.

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