A check mark is a symbol that is used to indicate the verification of a list of items, whether it is marked or unmarked. Furthermore, it can also be utilized for the signification of facts. But first, the need is to learn the method for inserting the checkmark.
There are multiple methods explained in this guide to insert a checkmark or tick mark in Google Docs. The outline of this post is:
- Method 1: Use the “Checklist” Option to Insert a Checkmark or Tickmark
- Method 2: Use the “Insert” Tab to Insert a Checkmark or Tickmark
Let’s start with method one.
Method 1: Use the “Checklist” Option to Insert a Checkmark or Tickmark
Checklists are widely used functionality of Google Docs. The checklist feature can act as a checkmark or tick mark for the specific content. Let’s see how a check/tick mark is added using the checklist option of Google Docs:
Step 1: Select the Specific Part
Firstly, select the part of the document where the check mark is to be added:
Step 2: Add a Checklist
When the selection of the paragraph is done, click on the ”Checklists” option present in the toolbar:
The checkbox will add at the start of the selected paragraph as shown below:
Step 3: Mark the Checklist (Check Mark / Tick Mark)
The user can also mark it checked by clicking the checkbox. The checked paragraph is displayed below:
That’s it from this method!
Note: Apart from this method, the checklist option can be invoked using the following three ways:
- Format > Bullets & numbering > Checklist
- Bulleted list > Checklist
- The shortcut Key “CTRL+SHIFT+9” can also be used to add the checklist at the specific location.
Now, let’s start with the second method!
Method 2: Use the “Insert” Tab to Insert a Check Mark or Tick Mark
Here is another way to insert a checkmark with the help of special characters. The following steps are carried out to insert a checkmark or tick mark from the list of special characters:
Step 1: Select the Place
Place the cursor where the check mark is to be applied:
Step 2: Open Special Characters
Move the cursor to the “Insert” tab and press it. A drop-down list of various options will open. From this list, click on the option ”Special characters”:
An “Insert special characters” window will open:
Step 3: Search for Ballot Box (Inside Special Character)
On the left side of an opened window, there are two buttons on the top, i.e., “Symbols” and “Arrows”.
Also, there is a search bar on the right side of the “Insert special characters” to search for specific symbols:
To insert a checkmark, we will write the keyword ”check” in the highlighted search bar.
As a result, different symbols of checkmarks will appear on the left side of the “Insert special characters” window. Select the “BALLOT BOX WITH CHECK” option:
Upon selecting, the ”checkmark (ballot box)” symbol will automatically be placed at the location of the cursor, as can be seen below:
We have demonstrated all the possible methods to insert a checkmark or tickmark in Google docs.
It’s all about this article.
For inserting a Check Mark or Tick Mark in Google Docs, the “Checklists” and the “Ballot box” functionalities are used. The “Checklist” can be added from the “Bulleted list” option, “Format” tab, and the shortcut key “CTRL+SHIFT+9”. While the “Ballot box” can be added from the special characters (available in the “Insert” tab). This detailed post has demonstrated all the possible methods to insert a checkmark or tick mark in Google Docs.