Microsoft Word 2013 has a rather large library of symbols that you can insert into a document, and the check mark is one of the symbols that is available.
The check mark symbol is part of the Wingdings font, and behaves similarly to any other letter or number that you might include in your document.
Since the check mark is a normal character as far as Word is concerned you can customize it in a variety of ways, making it more flexible than adding a picture of a check mark to your document instead.
Our tutorial will show you how to insert a checkmark into a Word document, as well as how to change its appearance, or copy and paste the check mark into a different location within the document.
How to Make a Check Mark in Word 2013
- Open the document.
- Choose where to put the check mark.
- Select Insert.
- Click Symbols, then More Symbols.
- Choose the Wingdings font.
- Click the check mark symbol.
Our guide continues below with additional information and pictures for these steps.
How to Add a Check Mark to a Document in Word 2013 (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article will show you how to locate and insert a check mark symbol into a document. The check mark is a symbol that is included with Word 2013 by default, so any computer that has a copy of Microsoft Word 2013 installed should be able to follow these steps to put a check mark into a document.
Step 1: Open the document in Word 2013.
Step 2: Click in the document at the point where you wish to insert the check mark.
Step 3: Click the Insert tab at the top of the window.
Step 4: Click the Symbols button at the right end of the ribbon, then click the More Symbols option.
Step 5: Click the Font drop-down menu, then scroll to the bottom of the list and select the Wingdings option.
Step 6: Scroll all the way to the bottom of the grid of symbols, then click the check mark symbol.
Note that there is also a symbol of a check mark inside a box, if you would prefer to use that one. You can then click the Insert button to add the symbol to your document.
Once you have finished adding check marks to your document, you can click the Close button on the Symbol window. Note that you can select a check mark in your document and copy and paste it the same way that you would copy or paste any other text.
- If you select the check mark in your document, you can make it smaller or larger by adjusting the font size. You can also adjust the color, too.
- If you want to make the check mark really big, but the 72 pt font size isn’t enough you can choose to manually enter a font size instead. Learn more about bigger font sizes here.
- Instead of using the copy and paste commands on the right-click menu or in the ribbon, you can also copy a selection by pressing Ctrl + C on your keyboard, and paste by pressing Ctrl + V on your keyboard.
- You can use the same method if you need to insert a check mark into an Excel spreadsheet as well.
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