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Excel Guide

How to Add a Check Mark in Excel: A Step-by-Step Guide

Adding a check mark symbol in Excel can be useful for various purposes, and here's a step-by-step guide to help you do that.

Step One: Open Your Excel Spreadsheet

  1. Open Excel:
  2. Open your Excel spreadsheet. If you don't have one open, create a new one by clicking on the "File" tab, selecting "New," and choosing "Blank workbook."

Step Two: Insert a Check Mark Symbol

  1. Select Cell:
  2. Click on the cell where you want to insert the check mark.
  3. Navigate to Insert Tab:
  4. Click on the "Insert" tab in the top-center of the Excel window.
  5. Access Symbol Dialog Box:
  6. In the "Symbols" group, click on the "Symbol" button. This action will open the "Symbol" dialog box.
  7. Choose Wingdings 2 Font:
  8. In the "Symbol" dialog box, choose the "Wingdings 2" font from the dropdown menu.
  9. Select Check Mark Symbol:
  10. Scroll down or type "0252" in the "Character code" field to find the check mark symbol.
  11. Click the "Insert" button to insert the check mark symbol into the selected cell.
  12. Close Symbol Dialog Box:
  13. Close the "Symbol" dialog box.

Step Three: Change the Font Color

  1. Select Check Mark:
  2. Click on the cell containing the inserted check mark.
  3. Navigate to Home Tab:
  4. Click on the "Home" tab in the Excel window.
  5. Change Font Color:
  6. In the "Font" group, use the "Font color" drop-down menu to select a color.
  7. Alternatively, click on the "Font color" button to open the "Font color" dialog box and choose a color.

Step Four: Save Your Spreadsheet

  1. Save As:
  2. Click on the "File" tab.
  3. Select Save As:
  4. Choose "Save As" from the drop-down menu.
  5. Save Location:
  6. Select a location to save your file.
  7. Save:
  8. Click on the "Save" button.


Congratulations! You've successfully inserted a check mark in Excel. This symbol can be a helpful addition to your spreadsheets for various purposes. If you have more questions about working with symbols in Excel or other related topics, feel free to ask!