How to Insert Check Mark Symbol in Excel

In this tutorial you are going to learn how to insert a tick mark in Excel.


Step # 1 – Navigating to the Character Map in Excel

First of all open the sheet where you want to insert the tick mark and navigate the cell where you want to insert it. From the tabs select “Insert” then in click the “Symbol” button on the far right. A dialog box will appear and you need to select “Wingdings” from the drop down list at the top.

Navigating to the Wingdings characters


Step # 2 – Inserting a Tick Mark

You will see a wide range of different symbols here and you need to scroll all the way down through this list to the bottom. You will then see several tick mark options and you simply need to click on the one that you want to use. Click “Insert” and you will see that the symbol will be placed into your sheet. Click “Close”.

Inserting the tick mark into the sheet


Step # 3 – Adjusting the Tick Mark

What is useful about inserting the tick mark in this way is that it is text. This means that you can adjust the size and color of the symbol. Click on the “Home” tab and try adjusting the text size and color of the text to give the check mark a different effect.

Making changes to the appearance of the tick mark

That’s it, you now know how to insert a tick mark in Excel.