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How to Insert a Tick Symbol In Microsoft Word

You’ve seen those cool tick symbols used in Microsoft Word Documents in the past but can’t quite figure out how to insert one yourself.

You’re now alone. Nearly all of us know what they are but other than the old copy + paste of the tick image many of us are baffled as to how you are actually suppose to insert one.

So we’re here to decipher the illicit tick symbol mysterys of Word and show you how to insert a tick symbol the ‘real way’. That is, using Words long or short cut methods rather than the old copy + past image method.

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Adding a Tick Symbol in Word

The Microsoft Method

This is the method that Microsoft intended us to use, the manual way to insert a tick symbol.

  1. Open Word
  2. Place your cursor at the point you want to insert the tick symbol
  3. Click Insert in the toolbar
  4. Under Insert, find and press Advanced Symbols
  1. Click Font dropdown
  2. Under the Font dropdown, select Wingdings 2 font
  1. Select the tick symbol (or any other symbol you want to use from the display box)
  1. Click Insert
  2. Press Close

You have now successfully added a tick symbol to your Microsoft Word Document. The steps above can be repeated as many times as required, or you can simple copy > paste the tick symbol to replicate it multiple times.

Font Shortcuts Method

If you are wanting to add multiple tick symbols into a document, you can also use the shortcut method.

In this method, you change the font and can then use the Shift button to insert your symbols:

  1. Open Word
  2. Change the font to Wingdings 2
  3. Press Shift + P for a tick symbol

Making your bullet points tick symbols in Word

The last common method to inserting tick symbols is through bullet pointing.

If you are trying to turn your bullet points into tick symbols heres how:

  1. Open Word
  2. Right Click on the existing bullet point
  3. Select Bulletpoints and Numbering
  1. Select Bulleted
  2. Click on the image with the tick symbol bullets
  1. Press OK

You have now successfully turned your bullet points into tick symbols.

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