The checkmark (✓) is a tick and it allows you to show approval to something or to mark an option. It’s also used to indicate that an item or text is correct or has been chosen, checked, or dealt with a tick. Many people use the square root symbol as a tick box but the two shouldn’t be confused. Since there isn’t any obvious way to insert a checkmark, you can use different codes or the character map on your Mac PC.
If you use Microsoft programs such as Word, PowerPoint or Excel, then you can insert a checkmark using the ribbon at the top.
1. Open Microsoft Word.
2. Select the Insert option in the ribbon above.
3. On the right, select Symbols > More Symbols.
4. In Font, search for Wingdings.
5. Scroll down to the bottom and select the tick.
6. Select Insert.
Mac Emojis and Symbol
There’s a character map on your Mac that contains all the symbols that you’ll ever need or have existed. This character mac also allows you to insert a check mark, but you’ll have to fist make it available in System Preferences.
1. Select the Apple logo in the upper-right corner.
2. Go to System Preferences.
3. Select Keyboard in the options.
4. Tick Show Keyboard, Emoji, & Symbol Viewers in menu bar.
5. In the Finder, go to Edit > Emoji & Symbols.
6. In the search box, search for check and you’ll see a range of different checkmarks appear.
7. Select the checkmark you want to use than paste it into your document.
Copy and Paste
You can simply copy and paste the checkmark symbol ✓ directly into the program that you’re typing in. This is the easiest way to keep inserting the symbol into your document as you can just leave the checkmark in your clipboard.
There are HTML codes that you can use to type special characters. This is useful is you’re a developer or you’re in a program that allows you to write in HTML then you can use a HTML code.
- ☑ – inserts the ” ☑ ” symbol.
- ✓ – adds the ” ✓ ” symbol.
- ✔ – inserts the ” ✔ ” symbol.