It is not out of the ordinary to use Excel to create different types of lists and forms that are used by other people. When you are creating your checklist, you may want to actually put a check mark into a cell. There are a couple of methods you can use to do this. Both involve changing the font applied to your cell and then keying in the character you would like in your cell.
Follow the steps below to learn how:
- Select the cell that you would like to contain the check mark.
- Using the Font drop-down list, select Wingdings. The cell is now formatted to use the Wingdings font.
- Click on Start | All Programs | Accessories | System Tools to find the Character Map.
- In the Character Map, select the Wingdings font.
- Scroll though the available characters until you find the check mark you like.
- Copy the character to the Clipboard. (The controls in the Character Map accessory allow you to do this, although the controls differ from one version of Windows to another.)
- Close the Character Map accessory.
- In Excel, press Ctrl+V to paste the character into the cell.
This is quite a few steps to put in a simple check mark. There is a simpler way, however, if you simply remember that you need to pick a font that contains check marks, and then put in the character to produce that check mark.
There are without a doubt, myriad other character/font combinations that will result in a check mark in a cell. Simply search until you find the one that suits you!