Check Mark

 

To insert a check mark symbol in Excel, simply press SHIFT + P and use the Wingdings 2 font. You can also create a check list that uses check boxes.

1. Select cell A1 and press SHIFT + P to insert a capital P.

SHIFT + P

2. On the Home tab, in the Font group, select the Wingdings 2 font. To insert a fancy check mark, change the font color to green, change the font size to 12 and apply bold formatting.

Wingdings 2 Font

3. On the Home tab, in the Alignment group, use the Align buttons to center the check mark horizontally and vertically.

Center Check Mark

Result. A check mark in Excel.

Check Mark in Excel

4. To insert a fancy red X, press SHIFT + O to insert a capital O and change the font color to red.

Red X

5. Now you can create a nice to-do list that uses check marks. Use CTRL + c and CTRL + v to copy/paste a check mark or red X.

Check Marks in Excel

Instead of executing step 1 and 2, you can also use the Insert tab to insert a check mark symbol. Here you can find other symbols as well.

6. On the Insert tab, in the Symbols group, click Symbol.

Click Symbol

7. Select Wingdings 2 from the drop-down list, select a check mark and click Insert.

Insert Check Mark

Note: you can also insert a check mark symbol with a box around it (see picture above). After inserting one check mark, you can use the Recently used symbols to quickly insert another check mark.