Microsoft Word might have "word" in its name, but the software doesn't restrict users to only typing text. Create a variety of symbols in Word, including tick signs or checkmarks. Use them to illustrate your to-do lists, guide people filling out surveys or serve as decoration in a document. With a few clicks in Word, you're able to create a tick sign and "check" it off your list.
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Open Word, which automatically starts a new, blank document. To add a tick sign to an existing Word document, click the "File" tab, select "Open," click "Browse" and navigate to the Word document to use.
Click the "Insert" tab at the top of the screen. Click the "Symbol" button on the right side of the ribbon/toolbar below the tab. The "Symbol" window opens.
Pull down the "Font" menu and select "Wingdings," a font installed with every default copy of Word. Scroll the bar to the bottom of the scroll window, where the tick sign or checkmark is located.
Double-click the tick sign to add it to the Word document.
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