Insert a Tick Symbol in Microsoft Word

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Another Word tip today. I was asked yesterday how you can insert the tick symbol in a document.

It is a difficult symbol to find. Hidden amongst the myriad of symbols that Word provide, but it is there.

  1. Click the Insert tab on the Ribbon
  2. Click the Symbol button and select More Symbols from the list

Insert a tick symbol in Microsoft Word

  1. Select Wingdings from the Font: list
  2. In the Character code: box, type 252

Enter the tick symbol character code

  1. Click Insert

After using it, the tick symbol will be added to the Recently used symbols: list. If it is used very often, it might be worth creating a macro and adding it to the toolbar to make the tick symbol more accessible.

23 thoughts on “Insert a Tick Symbol in Microsoft Word

  1. I was trying to add more symbold to my word.
    I was reading this:
    2.Click the Symbol button and select More Symbols from the list.

    I did that but there is NO BOX to get “More Symbols”

  2. On the contrary to the previous comments, i found this information very helpful. Thankyou Alan. You should be proud of your achivements and i wish you success in your future endeavours

  3. I also found this informative Alan, thank you very much. As you can see, i have an almost identical name to dilbert but i assure you we are not related. Just ignore that imbesile, he’s just trying to troll you. Keep up the good work mate.

  4. Alan, I am slightly confused with this information I cannot insert anything into my document, it’s too hard. I found this information helpful but I am just too vulnerable to making silly mistakes. Could you offer your assistance, all my love Briannah x

  5. Sir, you are a gentleman and a scholar! I am filling out endless application forms with boxes that don’t let you enter things. By smugly adding tick boxes I think I will be one step ahead of the game 🙂

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    I as well am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new to the whole thing. Do you have any helpful hints for rookie blog writers? I’d certainly appreciate it.

  7. Hi . I teach computers to a couple of senior groups as a community service. Is it okay if I use some of your tutorials. My 2 groups are into any interesting tutorials
    Regards Jack

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