Insert a check mark

You can insert a check mark into your document in Word 2013 in several ways.

Insert a check mark using the Symbol command

  1. On the INSERT tab, in the Symbols group, click Symbol > More Symbols.

  2. On the Symbols tab, in the Font drop-down menu, click Wingdings.

  3. Scroll to the bottom of the list, and double-click the check mark symbol. The symbol is added to the symbol shortcut cloud.

    List of the special characters available as part of the Wingdings font.
  4. Click INSERT > Symbol to insert a recently used symbol.

Note: There are several common check mark symbols in the list above. You can use any of them in your document by following the same steps.

Insert a check mark using character code

You can also use the character code of the symbol as a keyboard shortcut.

Note: You need to use the numeric keypad on your keyboard to type the numbers. Make sure that Num Lock is on when you type the numbers.

  1. On the HOME tab, in the Font group, change the font to Wingdings.

  2. Press and hold the Alt key, and type the character code.

    The following table lists the character codes for the most common check marks:

    Character codes for the common check mark symbols.

Insert a check mark using AutoCorrect

To insert a symbol quickly without accessing any menus, assign a keystroke or text to the symbol.

  1. On the INSERT tab, click Symbol > More Symbols.

  2. On the Symbols tab, in the Font drop-down menu, select Wingdings.

  3. Scroll to the bottom of the list, and click the symbol you want to use.

  4. Click AutoCorrect.

    The symbol you select will automatically appear in the With box.

  5. In the Replace box, type a word or phrase that you want to associate with the check mark symbol, for example, type check1.

    In the AutoCorrect tab, in the Replace box, type a word or phrase that you want to associate with the check mark symbol.
  6. Click Add > OK.

  7. Whenever you want to use the check mark symbol that you just defined, type the word that you used in step 4 to add the symbol.

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