Excel: Show Checkmarks in Excel

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Problem: I have to show checkmarks in a list. How do I create a checkmark in Excel?

Strategy: Use a capital letter P and convert the font to Wingdings 2. There are actually a series of letters with checkmarks and x's. in the P to V range.

  1. Convert to Wingdings 2 to access these symbols.

    Once you have a range formatted with Wingdings 2, you would type a P to type a checkmark or type an O for the x.

    Gotcha: if you start getting circled 7's instead, it is because you are typing a lower case p instead of a capital P.


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