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 How to quickly insert tick and cross marks into cells?

In a worksheet, we can insert the tick and cross marks by using the Symbol feature by default, but, it will be boring if you can just insert one symbol each time. This article, I will talk about some tricks for you to quickly insert the tick and cross marks in Excel.

Insert tick and cross marks in cells with shortcut character

Insert tick and cross marks in cells with VBA code

Insert tick and cross marks in cells with shortcut character

To quickly insert the tick and cross marks, the shortcut letter “a” and “r” can do you a favor. Please do as this:

1. Select the column cells where you want to insert the tick and cross marks, and then choose the Webdings font under the Home tab, see screenshot:

2. Now, when you enter the letter “a” in the cell, it will become tick mark, and if you type the letter “r”, it will become cross mark, see screenshot:

Insert tick and cross marks in cells with VBA code

Here is another quick and easy way for you to insert the tick and cross marks by only clicks.

1. Right click the sheet tab that you want to insert tick and cross marks, and then choose View Code from the context menu, in the opened Microsoft Visual Basic for applications window, copy and paste the following code into the blank Module:

VBA code: Insert tick and cross marks into cells:

Private Sub Worksheet_BeforeDoubleClick(ByVal Target As Range, Cancel As Boolean)
'Updateby Extendoffice
    If Target.Cells.Count = 1 Then
        If Not Intersect(Target, Range("B2:B12")) Is Nothing Then
            With Target
                .Font.Name = "Wingdings"
                .Font.Size = 12
                If .FormulaR1C1 = " û " Then
                    .FormulaR1C1 = "ü"
                    .FormulaR1C1 = " û "
                End If
            End With
        End If
        Cancel = True
    End If
End Sub

Note: In the above code, B2:B12 is the cells where you want to insert the tick and cross marks, you can change the cell reference to your need.

2. Then save the code and close this code, now, when you double click a cell once, a cross mark is inserted, and when double clicking a second time, a tick mark is displayed, see screenshot:

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The AutoText feature of Kutools for Excel can help you to save the specific symbols, formulas, data or other items in the Autotext pane, and then you can reuse them anywhere in the Excel file you need.

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Wondering how to add more ranges to 'If Not Intersect(Target, Range("B2:B12")) Is Nothing Then' for example I have a number of cell ranges such as D2,D12 then F7,F32 how can I add this macro to all the cells? Cheers
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