Flash Sale Up to 40% off unlimited courses & creative assets Up to 40% off unlimited assets! Save Now
  1. Business
  2. Microsoft PowerPoint

How to Insert a Check Mark Symbol in PowerPoint PPT (In 60 Seconds)

This post is part of a series called How to Use PowerPoint in 60 Seconds (Quick Video Tutorials).
How to Make Curved Arrows in PowerPoint in 60 Seconds
How to Make a Venn Diagram in PowerPoint in 60 Seconds

You can use check mark symbols as a way to show off completion. And because presentations often contain status updates it's great to know how to create them in PowerPoint. Let's learn how in this quick video lesson.

We also have a helpful complement to this tutorial. Download our FREE eBook: The Complete Guide to Making Great Presentations. Grab it now before you read on. 

The complete guide to making greating presentations

Note: In this tutorial we used the Teamwork Template. You can download great PowerPoint presentation templates from Envato Elements or GraphicRiver. For a look at some of our best PowerPoint templates, look at the article: 17+ Best PowerPoint Template Designs.

How to Quickly Insert a Check Mark Symbol in PowerPoint PPT

Note: Watch this short tutorial screencast or follow the quick steps below, that complement this video.

1. Make Sure You're Working In a Text Box

The easiest way to add a check mark anywhere on this slide is to start off by making sure that you're working inside of a text box. 

working in a text box
Before you add a PPT check mark, make sure you're working in a text box.

Switch over to the Insert tab. Find the Symbols tab here on the right side. 

Find the symbols tab
Use Insert > Symbols option to find the check mark symbol in PowerPoint.

2. Use the Wingdings Font

Let's switch the font here to Wingdings, which is a special font that contains lots of symbols, so that you can easily find a check mark. I'm going to scroll all the way down and now you'll see this check mark.

Find the check mark in the wingdings symbols
The Wingdings font contains the check mark symbol in PowerPoint.

I'll go ahead and double-click the ppt check mark and behind the scenes the system will insert it into the text box. You can click the check mark several times to insert multiple copies. Click Close and now you'll see the check marks on your slide.

You can insert multiple check marks
Click the check mark symbol several times to insert multiple copies of the PPT check mark.

3. Insert PPT Check Marks in a PowerPoint Bulleted List

One other option is to use these check marks in a bulleted list. Let's click inside of another text box and find the Bullets option on the Ribbon

Use PowerPoint check marks in a bulleted list
You can use the check mark symbol in a bulleted list.

I'll click the drop down and then choose this list with check marks. Each of these points in your list is going to have a check mark here next to it.

PPT bulleted list with check marks
You can use a bulleted list with check marks in PowerPoint.

It's easy to set up checklists with the bulleted list check mark option.

More Envato Tuts+ PowerPoint Presentation Tutorials

Learn more in our PowerPoint tutorials and quick video tutorials on Envato Tuts+. We've got an assortment of PowerPoint material to help you work better:

You can also find great PowerPoint presentation templates with premium designs on GraphicRiver or Envato Elements. Or, browse through our selection of the best Microsoft PowerPoint designs:

Make Great Presentations (Free PDF eBook Download)

We also have the perfect complement to this tutorial, which will walk you through the complete presentation process. Learn how to write your presentation, design it like a pro, and prepare it to present powerfully.

 Free eBook PDF Download Make a Great Presentation

Download our new eBook: The Complete Guide to Making Great Presentations. It's available for free with a subscription to the Tuts+ Business Newsletter. 

Looking for something to help kick start your next project?
Envato Market has a range of items for sale to help get you started.