How to Get the Tick Sign in Word

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How to Get the Tick Sign in Word
Add a tick sign, or checkmark, to your Word document. (OK-check image by Brett Bouwer from

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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  1. 1

    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.

  2. 2

    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.

  3. 3

    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.

  4. 4

    Double-click the tick sign to add it to the Word document.

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