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How to Get the Tick Sign

Updated April 17, 2017

The tick sign is a check mark symbol used in lists and bullet-style documents to indicate that a task or event has been completed. Tick signs can be added to text documents in Microsoft Office programs and in Notepad.

Place the cursor at the location in the document where you want to add a tick sign.

Click on "Insert" in the top toolbar.

Scroll down and select "Symbol."

Click the "Font" drop-down button. Scroll down and choose "Webdings."

Scroll through the Webdings symbols and select the tick sign. Click the "Insert" button at the bottom of the symbols window to insert the tick sign into the document.

Click "Close." Repeat as needed.

Place the cursor at the location in the document where you want to add a tick sign.

Click "Format" in the top toolbar.

Click "Font" when the menu window drops down.

Scroll to the bottom of the font options and select "Webdings." Click "OK" to close the font window.

Type the letter "a" in lower case to make a tick sign.

Go back to "Format" and reopen the font window to return to your normal font. Close the window. Repeat as needed.

Things You'll Need

  • Microsoft Office Word
  • Notepad
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