How to insert a check mark symbol?

In this Excel tutorial, you will learn how to insert the check mark symbol in Excel.

The check emoji is the one you would like to add to your spreadsheet. There are a few ways to insert the check mark symbol into your spreadsheet.

Adding a Check Mark Symbol

Navigate to the Insert tab on the ribbon. Click thr Symbol button. 

ribbon insert symbol

There are plenty of symbols. Change Font to Wingdings2. Here you can find two different check symbols: check mark and the box check mark. You will find these checks in the third row.

Wingdings2 check mark symbol

The character codes for them are 82 and 84.

There is also a possibility to insert a bold check mark and a bold box check mark. To insert one of these, change the font to Wingdings and scroll down to the last row.

Wingdings check mark symbol

The character codes for them are 252 and 254.

Using an Excel Font

You can just insert check mark symbols using a Font. Just change it to Wingdings2 and type uppercase P (SHIFT + P) for the check mark and uppercase R (SHIFT + R) for the box check mark.

check mark wingdings2

Enter a character code

You can also insert check mark symbols in Excel by using the Character Map Windows application or character code. Just open the Character Map, change the Font to Wingdings, find the check symbols, and copy them. Then you can paste them into your Excel spreadsheet.

charmap check mark

Character codes for check marks are: 0xFC for check mark and 0xfE for box check mark.

Now you can tick the value in the cell to make your spreadsheet easier to read and notice things.