I recently worked on a project for a client that needed 2/3 checkbox options checked by default on a new form. While not as straight-forward as other field types, it’s still certainly possible.
- Go to List –> List Settings (server/on-prem) or settings wheel –> List Settings (online/O365)
- Click the name of your checkbox/choice column to edit its settings or create a new checkbox column
- Change “Default value:” from “Choice” to “Calculated Value”
- Enter a formula like: =”;#Choice;#Choice;#Choice;#”
=”;#Printed Statement;#E-Statement;#Pick Up in Office;#”
- Click OK
That’s it! Now on new forms/items, everything you entered in the formula as a default choice will be pre-checked.