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How to insert tick or cross symbol in MS Office (Shortcut)

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Do you want to speed up your work on Microsoft Word or Excel? So to do this, you need to have a set of the right shortcuts. And this is what I will show you here.

Below are some simple methods to quickly add a tick or cross mark symbol in your MS Word, Excel, or Powerpoint document.

There are several ways to insert a tick mark or a checkmark symbol into Microsoft Word or Excel. The methods will work on Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Word 2019, Microsoft Word 2016, Microsoft Word 2013, Microsoft Word 2011, Microsoft Word 2010, Microsoft Word 2007.

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A. Symbol icon under the Insert tab

1. Click the Insert tab available at the top left corner

2. Click on Symbol drop-down icon for Word and Symbol icon for Excel or Powerpoint

3. Now click the Font drop-down list and select the Wingdings font

4. Select the Character

Select symbol
  1. Click the Insert button to insert the tick mark or any symbol into the document
  2. Select Close

B. Creating Own Shortcuts

If you use the tick mark symbol and cross symbol too frequently, then this is for you. You can create a particular shortcut for your desired symbol: checkmark, cross mark, or any. This will speed up your workflow on Microsoft Word, Excel, or Powerpoint.

  1. Click the Insert tab available at the top left corner
  2. Click on Symbol drop-down icon for Word and Symbol icon for Excel or Powerpoint
  3. Now click the Font drop-down list and select the Wingdings font
  4. Select your symbol and click on Shortcut Key
Create shortcuts
  1. Add any combination key. I used Alt + P
  2. Now click on Assign
  3. Select Close
Create shortcut combination

C. Copy-Paste Method

You can copy and paste any symbol from here directly to your document.

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