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How to Tick Mark in Word

Here's how to add a tick mark symbol or tick box in Microsoft Word and Excel Spreadsheet-

1. In the Insert menu, hit the Symbol sub-menu.

Tick mark symbol in Word and Excel

2. If you don't find a tick there, click More Symbols. A new box is displayed.
3. In the Font box, change the font to Wingdings. Scroll down to find the tick mark.

Tick mark symbol in Word and Excel

Tick mark symbol in Word and Excel

4. Double-click or hit Insert to add it to your document or spreadsheet.

That's all. Alternatively, you can change the font to wingdings and use the keyboard shortcut ALT + 0252 (i.e Press and hold the ALT key and type 0252) to get the tick.
For a tick box, the shortcut is ALT + 0254.
Don't forget to change the font from Wingdings after the tick has been added.

posted by Vijeesh Ravindran, Sunday, July 31, 2011


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