How to Add a Check Mark in Powerpoint for Office 365

Certain objects have a lot of utility in slideshow presentations, so you may find yourself using them on multiple occasions. But you may be wondering how to add a check mark in Powerpoint if it would be a beneficial symbol to include on one of your slides.

A check mark can be a useful symbol to include in a number of different document types, including slideshows that you create in Microsoft Powerpoint. But it can be difficult to add such a symbol to one of your slides because it can be tough to find.

Our guide below is going to show you where to locate the check mark symbol in Powerpoint so that you can add it to a text box in one of your slides. You can then customize that check mark in the same ways that you would customize other text that you have added.

How to Add a Check Mark in Powerpoint for Office 365

  1. Open your presentation.
  2. Choose the slide for the checkmark.
  3. Select Insert.
  4. Click inside a text box or create a new text box.
  5. Select the Symbol button.
  6. Click Font, then choose Wingdings.
  7. Select the check mark at the bottom of the list, then click Insert.

Our guide continues below with additional information on adding checkmarks in Powerpoint, including pictures for these steps.

How to Insert a Check Mark in Powerpoint (Guide with Pictures)

The steps in this tutorial were performed in Microsoft Powerpoint for Office 365, but will work in most other recent versions of Powerpoint as well.

Step 1: Open your slideshow in Powerpoint.

Step 2: Select the slide where you wish to add the check mark from the column of slides at the left side of the window.

select a slide

Step 3: Choose the Insert tab at the top of the window.

choose the Insert tab

Step 4: Click inside an existing text box where you wish to add the check mark, or click the Text Box button in the ribbon to add a new text box, then click inside of it.

click inside the text box where you want the check mark

Step 5: Select the Symbol button in the Symbols section of the ribbon.

click the Symbol button

Step 6: Click the Font dropdown menu, then scroll down and choose the Wingdings option.

select the Font dropdown menu, then click Wingdings

Step 7: Scroll to the bottom of the list of symbols, select the check mark, then click the Insert button.

how to add a check mark in Powerpoint

Alternate Option for Adding Check Marks in Powerpoint

There is also a check mark that can be added to one of your slides which is located on the Interface tab of the Icons menu. You can add this with the following steps:

  1. Click the Insert tab.
  2. Select the Icons button in the Illustrations section of the ribbon.
  3. Choose the Interface tab at the left side of the window.
  4. Click the check mark, then click Insert at the bottom of the window.

Are you working on a slideshow that will be playing on a continuous loop somewhere? Find out where to find the setting in Powerpoint that enables it to loop endlessly.

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