How to insert a checkbox in word in 2 ways


Microsoft Word 2013 has a rather large library of symbols like the square root symbol that you can insert into a document, and the check mark is one of the symbols that is available.

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The check mark symbol is part of the Wingdings font, and behaves similarly to any other letter or number that you might include in your document.

Since the check mark is a normal character as far as Word is concerned you can customize it in a variety of ways, making it more flexible than adding a picture of a check mark to your document instead.

Our tutorial will show you how to insert a checkmark into a Word document, as well as how to change its appearance, or copy and paste the check mark into a different location within the document.

How to Make a Check Mark in Word 2013

Open the document.Choose where to put the check mark.Select Insert.Click Symbols, then More Symbols.Choose the Wingdings font.Click the check mark symbol.

Our guide continues below with additional information and pictures for these steps.

How to Add a Check Mark to a Document in Word 2013 (Guide with Pictures)

The steps in this article will show you how to locate and insert a check mark symbol into a document. The check mark is a symbol that is included with Word 2013 by default, so any computer that has a copy of Microsoft Word 2013 installed should be able to follow these steps to put a check mark into a document.

Step 1: Open the document in Word 2013.

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Step 2: Click in the document at the point where you wish to insert the check mark.


Once you have finished adding check marks to your document, you can click the Close button on the Symbol window. Note that you can select a check mark in your document and copy and paste it the same way that you would copy or paste any other text.

Additional Tips

If you select the check mark in your document, you can make it smaller or larger by adjusting the font size. You can also adjust the color, too.Instead of using the copy and paste commands on the right-click menu or in the ribbon, you can also copy a selection by pressing Ctrl + C on your keyboard, and paste by pressing Ctrl + V on your keyboard.You can use the same method if you need to insert a check mark into an Excel spreadsheet as well.

Learn how to remove formatting from a Word document if you have copied and pasted information into your document, and manually changing each formatting option seems impractical.

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