How to Insert Check Mark Symbol (✓) on keyboard, Word/Excel


What is Check mark symbol? Why it is used?

The check mark is used in the meanings of yes, approved, correct, done, or choose it. On lists, it is sometimes used to mark approved items. Check mark – a sign (also use a bird or jackdaw) (✓, ✔, ☑, and so on) to indicate agreement or inclusion, accounting.

In ballot papers, a cross is sometimes used for these purposes, but it can also mean “no”, “Wrong .For the same purposes, something like the following cross ✖ can be used. Although it usually means the opposite (“no”, “wrong”, “reject”), there are times when it is absolutely equivalent to a jackdaw.

The tick has also become widespread in the computer sphere. On many sites, in forms, you can see a special checkbox where you need to put it in order to express your agreement with something.

Check Mark Symbol


The Check mark symbol on Windows

If your keyboard has a numeric keypad, then you can type the check mark symbol using an Alt code – this consists of you pressing a few numbers while holding the Alt key. The numeric keypad is to the right of your keyboard – most keyboards on the desk have a numeric keypad. If you are using a laptop, you will merely see the figures on the upper row of the keyboard and not on the right like numpad. To type the check mark symbol alt code on the keyboard, type 251, for check mark while holding down the Alt key.

√=Alt+251, for check mark symbol

Check mark Symbol on Mac

√ = Option + V, for Check mark symbol,

Apple Mac Os or Mac book owners can use the Option +V, for Check mark symbol Keyboard shortcuts.

Insert check mark symbol in Microsoft Word

Alt+ 9745 = ☑

,for check mark symbol

To insert trademark symbol, in Microsoft word use Alt+ 9745 for ☑.

Anywhere in the document, enter “9745” for check mark symbol then select characters and press Alt and X hotkeys. The numbers are converted to a character. The keyboard layout must be English.  ☑ ➟ Alt + 9745 = ☑.

How to type a check mark symbol in excel

Open an Excel file you need.

Go to taskbar explore and type ‘character map’.

Click on it to open. Select the check mark symbol.

Click on ‘Copy’.

Right-click after the data you have to and click on ‘Paste’.


You can in addition use your keyboard to put a check mark symbol.

Press Alt along with type 2713, for check mark on your number keyboard.

Now release the Alt key your symbol appears automatically.

Please, make sure the Num Lock is on before entering the number combo.

Checkmark symbol in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Go to Insert

Then Symbols

Then More Symbols tab appears

Just type 9745 in character code box

Check mark symbol appears automatically.

The check mark symbol on Latex

Here is the latex code for check mark symbol

\check mark

Different Checkbox alt codes:

Check mark (☑): 9745;

Figured analogue (√): 251

Numerical designations of symbols are as follows:

U + 2713 are a regular check mark.

U + 2714 is bold.

U + 2705 – highlighted, squared.

U + 2611 – squared, not highlighted

Check Mark Symbol Check Mark Names Unicode Hex
White Heavy Check Mark ✅
Check Mark ✓
Heavy Check Mark ✔
🗸 Light Check Mark 🗸
Not Check Mark ⍻
Ballot Box With Check ☑
🗹 Ballot Box With Bold Check 🗹
𐄂 Aegean Check Mark 𐄂

Uses of checkmark symbol

A check mark is a symbol that can be inserted into a cell (like any text you type). This means that copying the cell also copies the check mark and deleting the cell also deletes the check mark. So like normal text, you can format it by changing the font color and size.

On the other hand, a is an object that is placed on top of the worksheet. So when you put a checkbox on top of a cell, it is not a part of the cell but an object that is on top of it. This means that if you delete the cell, the check box might not be deleted. Also, you can select a checkbox and drag it anywhere on the spreadsheet.

A check mark icon (bird, jackdaw) is a special icon that is often used to describe confirmation of something.

A check mark is added behind the username. If you float your mouse above it, you will see a note tells that this is a verified page.

The so-called check mark symbol is necessary in a number of cases when formatting text.

In particular, it is used to confirm consent (for data processing, participation, etc.), indicating the correct answer and in many other cases.

The symbol is used a large amount repeatedly as follows:

For the design of lists – “handwritten”.

For the design of individual ideas, thoughts – printed.

For registration of answers to the question – in the window

✔ Uses in emojis

It is a check mark. Its color varies according to the different platforms. Therefore it means selecting, marking and correcting. On the internet, we too use it to signify find and recognize. Similar emojis:✅☑️

The meaning of the emoji symbol ✔is check mark, is related to ✓ , mark , check mark , selection , verification , can be found in emoji category: ”

Symbols “-“☑️

Another symbol “.✅

The ✔ current is a basic Emoji with no variant symbols, and there are two corresponding Emoji variant sequences: ✔️ (emoji style, showing colorful symbols on most new platforms) and ✔︎ (text style, showing black and white symbols on some older platforms).

✔ (2714) – Unconditional Emoji

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