If you are looking for the solution to insert cross / tick mark in Word/Excel, you are at the right place. There are several ways to insert cross/ tick symbol (checkmark) into the Microsoft Word or Excel. The methods we are going to discuss in this tutorial applies to Microsoft Word 2016, Word 2013, MS Word 2011, MS Word 2010, Word 2007, Word 2008, Word 2004 and Microsoft Office 365.

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How to Insert Tick or Cross Symbol in Microsoft Word and Excel

We have added five simple methods to insert tick mark (checkmark) or cross symbol in MS Word or MS Excel. Check them out below.

1. Copy and Paste Tick / Cross Symbol in Word / Excel

The first method to insert a tick in Word is quite simple. All you need to do is copy the symbol (tick or a cross) from here ✓  ✔  ☑  ✅  ✕  ✖  ✗  ✘ ☒ ☓ and paste it to the Microsoft Word document where you need the tick/cross symbol. To do the Copy operation, highlight the tick symbol above and press Ctrl + C. Now, to paste it, select where you want the symbol and press Ctrl + V.

2. Insert Tick / Checkmark Symbol in Word/Excel Using Wingdings 2 /Webdings Fonts

If the copy paste method is not suitable, another easy method to insert tick (checkmark) or cross symbol in Word or Excel is to use either the “Wingdings 2” font or the “Webdings” font. You can easily select the font from the drop-down menu.

how to insert tick symbol in word or excel

After selecting the Wingdings 2 or Webdings font, make use of the shortcut keys (Shift + P, R, O, Q, S, V, T, U, V) to insert the Tick symbol in Word. Refer below table for

Insert A Tick or A Cross Symbol in Microsoft Word And Excel

3. Insert Tick / Check Mark / Cross with Symbol Command

One can also make use of symbol command for this purpose. To perform this method, it is necessary to install MS Excel on your computer. To start with, follow the following steps.

Step 1: Open Excel or Word.

Step 2: Click on “Insert” menu and then tap on “Symbols

Insert Tick / Check Mark / Cross Symbol in Microsoft Word or Excel

Step 3: Once Symbols box opens, change the font to “Wingdings” and then scroll down to bottom. Select the required tick mark or cross symbol and then click on “Insert.”

Insert Tick / Check Mark / Cross Symbol in Microsoft Word or Excel

4. Insert Tick Symbol / Checkmark/ Cross Symbol using Character Map

To insert tick mark symbol in Excel / Word using Character Map, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Go to “Start” menu. Search “Character Map

Insert Tick / Check Mark / Cross Symbol in Microsoft Word or ExcelStep 2: Open “Character Map” and select the “Wingdings” font.

Insert Tick / Check Mark / Cross Symbol in Microsoft Word or Excel

Step 3: Scroll to bottom and click on tick symbol or cross symbol and then click on “Copy

Insert Tick / Check Mark / Cross Symbol in Microsoft Word or Excel

Step 4: Go to Excel or Word where you want to insert the tick mark / cross symbol.

Step 5: Click on the location where tick mark / cross required and then change the font to “Wingdings.” Now paste (Ctrl + V) the copied symbol.

Insert Tick / Check Mark / Cross Symbol in Microsoft Word or Excel

5. Insert Tick Mark or Cross Symbol in Word / Excel Using Character Code

If you are good with numbers, this method is perfect to insert tick symbol or cross symbol in Word or Excel. In order to insert tick/cross symbol with this method, your keyboard must have numeric pad. With a series of code, you can insert four different tick marks. First, change your font to Wingdings. Now click on the location where you need tick mark or cross symbol in Word / Excel. Now press Alt key and type the combination of numbers as shown below.

For Tick Symbol

  • ALT + 0252
  • ALT + 0254

For Cross Symbol

  • ALT + 0251
  • ALT + 0253

Don’t forget to change the font to Wingdings to make it work. Once you are done with inserting tick / cross symbol in Word / Excel, you can change the font back to Ariel or whatever you desire.

NOTE: Methods might vary depending upon the version of Microsoft Word that you have installed.

Let us know if you find any difficulties to insert Cross / Tick symbol in Word or Excel.

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