How to Add a Check Mark in Powerpoint for Office 365

The steps in this article will show you how to insert a check mark in Powerpoint. We cover the steps briefly at the beginning of the article then continue below with additional information such as pictures for each of the steps.

  1. Open your presentation in Powerpoint.
  2. Select the slide where you want to add the check mark.
  3. Choose the Insert tab at the top of the window.
  4. Click inside a text box where you want to add the check mark, or click the Text Box button in the ribbon to add a text box.
  5. Select the Symbol button in the Symbols section of the ribbon.
  6. Click the Font dropdown menu, then scroll down and choose Wingdings.
  7. Scroll to the bottom of the list, select the check mark, then click Insert.

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 Insert a Check Mark in Powerpoint

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

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.
Yield: Adds a check mark to a slide in Powerpoint

How to Add a Check Mark in Powerpoint

How to Add a Check Mark in Powerpoint

Find out how to insert a check mark into a text box on one of the slides in your Powerpoint presentation.

Active Time 3 minutes
Additional Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Difficulty Medium

Materials

  • Powerpoint presentation

Tools

  • Microsoft Powerpoint

Instructions

  1. Open your presentation in Powerpoint.
  2. Select the slide where you want to add the check mark.
  3. Choose the Insert tab at the top of the window.
  4. Click inside a text box where you want to add the check mark, or click the Text Box button in the ribbon to add a text box.
  5. Select the Symbol button in the Symbols section of the ribbon.
  6. Click the Font dropdown menu, then scroll down and choose Wingdings.
  7. Scroll to the bottom of the list, select the check mark, then click Insert.

Notes

You can customize the appearance of the check mark (color, font size, etc.) using the same options on the Home tab that you would use to customize regular text.

There is also a check mark in the Icons menu on the Interface tab.

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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