A check mark is commonly used in Excel to indicate whether the task is completed or not. Users can insert the check mark symbol in Excel instead of entering “Yes” to indicate the tasks done or completed from the given list.
There are multiple ways to insert check mark but the best way to insert the check mark is using the keyboard shortcut.
Keyboard Shortcut to Check Mark in the Excel
The Keyboard shortcuts to enter the check mark are mentioned below:
Alt + 0252 (Numeric Keys)
Shift + P
Steps to Enter Check Mark Using Keyboard Shortcut
- First, go to the cell where you want to insert the check mark symbol.
- After that, go to the “Home” tab and under the “Font” group, change the font style to “Wingdings” font.
- Now, press and hold the “Alt” key and press the “0252” number and then release the “Alt” key.
- Or, go to the cell and simply press the “Shift + P” keys and after that go to the “Font” group and select “Font” style “Wingdings 2”.
- At this point, you will get the check mark symbol inserted into the cell.
Points to Remember
- To insert check mark, the font style of the cell should be selected as “Wingdings” if you are going to use the “Alt +0252” shortcut.
- If you are going to use the “Shift +P” shortcut option then font should be “Wingdings 2”.
- Either by using manually or shortcut keys, check mark can only be inserted into one cell at a time.
- You can also apply the check mark shortcut first and then can change the “Font” style.
- If you want to insert the check mark symbol in other cells, just copy and paste and it will get pasted.