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How to insert tick mark or tick box in Excel cell?

In this article, I introduce some different ways to insert trick marks or trick boxes in Excel worksheet.

Insert tick mark or tick box by using Symbol function

Insert tick mark or tick box by using CHAR function

Insert tick mark or tick box by character code

Insert tick mark or tick box by shortcuts

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Insert tick mark or tick box by using Symbol function


The mostly used method to insert tick mark or tick box is using the Symbol function.

1. Select a cell you will insert tick mark or tick box, click Insert > Symbol.
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2. In the Symbol dialog, under Symbols tab, type Wingdings into Font textbox, then scroll down to find the tick mark and tick box.
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3. Select the symbol you need, click Insert to insert it.
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Insert tick mark or tick box by using CHAR function

The CHAR function also can insert the tick mark and tick box.

1. Select the cells you will insert tick mark or tick box, go to Font group under Home tab, and select Wingdings from the font list.
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2. Then you can type the CHAR function to get the tick mark or box you need.
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Insert tick mark or tick box by character code

Also, you can use the character code to insert tick mark and tick box.

1. Select the cells you will insert tick mark or tick box, go to Font group under Home tab, and select Wingdings from the font list.
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2. Then in the cell, press Alt + 0251 (0252/0253/0254) to get the tick mark or tick box.
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Note: the number strings need to be entered in the Number keyboard.


Insert tick mark or tick box by shortcuts

There are some shortcuts can insert tick mark and tick box too.

1. Select the cells, go to Font group under Home tab, and select Wingdings 2 from the font list.
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2. Then you can use below shortcuts to insert tick mark or tick box as you need.
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