To add a Tick symbol in MS Office Excel, Word or PowerPoint , you need to go to INSERT > SYMBOL from the toolbar and select the Font Wingdings, in the character code box Enter number 252

Here you will get both the simple Tick and a Ticked box symbol.
Cross Symbol and Crossed box symbol are also present there and can by inserted if desired
Here is how they look like

Office Tick Cross Symbols

Office Tick Cross Symbols


27 comments untill now


  2. how easy was that to put a tick in the box

  3. Thank you for this, was a good touch to a document I was working on.

  4. Pradeep Kumar @ 2010-10-05 06:55

    Thanks a lot. It was helpful.

  5. Thank you!!

  6. Great tip!

  7. Excellent. Many thanks. You made an irritation in my work get resolved very easily.


  8. Also an “a” in the Marlett font appears as a check mark.

  9. thnaks.
    very important ,I simply solved my problem

  10. Mapa Senevirathna. @ 2011-01-31 09:08

    Very easy and Thanks for very much
    god bless & wish to you get more creativity ideas.

  11. John Wang @ 2011-02-18 04:50

    Real Pro !!

  12. Thanks so much. This should be an easy symbol to find. Needed it for so long.

  13. Great tip. But what about Office 2010? I’ve been using this technique for years but just been upgraded to 2010 and MS have kindly removed Wingdings from the font list. Is there somewhere I can go to download this?

  14. You saved my blood pressure- thanks! This was so easy, brilliant.

  15. Thanx..
    But – Correction ..
    On MS OFFICE 2007
    Charecter code – 00FC

    Thats All
    BUT Thanx a lot…

  16. Ombongi Moraa Faith @ 2011-06-07 11:29

    Hey, u r a star!! I spent 10 minutes looking at what I’d do before i googled.


  17. natrisha @ 2011-08-15 00:52

    thank you for the help..

  18. Thanks a lot..

  19. Thanks, but this doesn’t help me in office 2010 as there are no “Wingdings” any more!


  20. Thank You

  21. Great tip for windows 7 Enterprise. saved me form hours of looking ofr. Lovely tick symbol too.

  22. Great stuff… Wingdings do exist in 2010. i am currently using it and solved my problem.

  23. thank God!! this is exactly what I wanted for my assignment. cheers 🙂

  24. Re no Wingdings:
    When you insert the symbol in MS Excel 2010 you have the option of a changing the font – select Wingdings from the drop down list & it’s still character 252.

    Thanks – great tip!

  25. Thanks so much for the useful tip. It worked for me.

  26. Thanks for the tip, have been trying to figure out how to do this for ages!

  27. Diana Chakraborty @ 2015-03-10 05:37

    thanks a lot for helping me to find the tick symbol in my computer.

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