Inserting a special character isn’t a complex thing when it isn’t available on the keyboard. A check mark or tick indicates the content is verified or the answer is correct. With the absence of a dedicated check mark key on keyboard, you should indeed learn how to make it. Hence we have come up with this article on how to easily type or insert a check mark symbol on keyboard.
Check Mark Symbol on Keyboard
You may follow this section below to insert a check mark symbol on keyboard.
On Windows PC,
Using Alt Key
The most simple option to insert a check mark symbol is by using the Alt key code.
Note: Keep Num Lock turned on.
(1). Open Microsoft Notepad.
(2). Press and hold the Alt key and type 251 on the numeric keypad.
(3). When check mark appears, gently release the Alt key.
Using Character Map
Windows PC users can insert check mark symbol using the Character map by following the steps given below.
(1). Use the search box on the menu bar to find and launch Character Map.
(2). Click on the drop-down icon on the Font field to select Wingdings.
(3). Scroll down till you find Check Mark symbol.
(4). Double click the check mark and click on Copy button.
(5). Press Ctrl+V to paste it on the desired program.
Using Insert Tab
Those using Microsoft Word documents can insert a check mark symbol using Insert tab Ribbon.
(1). Open the Word document and click on Insert tab.
(2). Select Symbol to click on More Symbols link.
(3). Under Symbols tab, choose Wingdings under Font type.
(4). Scroll to choose Check Mark symbol.
(5). Click on Insert button and you will be able to see tick mark symbol next to the cursor blink.
Using AutoCorrect & Shortcut Key
Carry out the steps given below when you are done with the steps above.
Tip 1: Click on the AutoCorrect button to add a word that will replace you with a tick mark. For instance, enter chck on the Replace field and click Add and then OK. Upon typing chck on Excel or PowerPoint will insert a tick mark.
Tip 2: Click on Shortcut Key button. Press the combination of your choice under Press new shortcut key. For instance, Ctrl+/ and click Assign button.
FYI! Those using Excel or PowerPoint can open the file to click on the Font tab. On the drop-down, select Wingdings font type. Press Alt key and type 0252 using the numeric keypad.
On Mac PC
Just like Windows, macOS lacks check mark symbol on the keyboard. But you can insert it by following the steps given below.
(1). Hover to the Finder menu to click on Edit tab.
(2). Select Emojis & Symbols option.
(3). On the search bar, type as check mark.
(4). Choose tick mark symbol and to enter into the document.
With just two minutes of your time, you have learned to insert Check Mark symbol on a keyboard with ease. If you know any other ways to insert the check mark or tick symbol, let us know from the comments below.