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How to Quick Insert a Box with Tick or Cross in Microsoft Word

Date:2019-8-19 Author:Cordelia

To make the content of your document more intuitive and lively, adding symbols like tick, cross, check box, etc. is an effective method. But what’s the fastest way to insert them? Sure you can copy and paste from Internet If it’s a one-time thing. Otherwise you’d probably better to enter them in Word directly.

1. Insert Symbol

Like the way to add other special symbols in Word, you can click Symbol and choose More Symbols… in Insert tab.

How to Quick Insert a Box with Tick or Cross in Microsoft Word

Change the Font in Symbols tab to Wingdings 2.

How to Quick Insert a Box with Tick or Cross in Microsoft Word

Then you can find these symbols in the list below. Just click any of them (as you like) and hit Insert to add it.

How to Quick Insert a Box with Tick or Cross in Microsoft Word

2. Shortcuts

This is the most simple way, which only requires you to change the font of Word and using keyboard shortcuts.

First, select Wingdings 2 in the drop-down list of font.

How to Quick Insert a Box with Tick or Cross in Microsoft Word

Then you can press Shift and several different letters to insert different symbols. Here I collected symbols with the corresponding shortcuts:

How to Quick Insert a Box with Tick or Cross in Microsoft Word

Addition to tick mark, cross mark and check box, you can also insert some other symbols with shortcuts in the font of Wingdings 2. Have a try when you have time!

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