Insert or Type a Check Mark or Tick Mark Symbol in Google Docs

by Avantix Learning Team | Updated May 18, 2022

Applies to: Google Slides® (Windows)

You can insert or type a check mark or tick mark symbol in a Google Slides presentation in several ways. Check marks can be inserted using Insert special characters or you can create a Substitutions shortcut. Check marks can be inserted in text placeholders or text boxes or as images that can be placed anywhere on a slide.

In this article, we'll review 3 ways to insert a check mark or tick mark in a Google Slides presentation:

  1. Insert a check mark or tick mark using the Insert special characters dialog box
  2. Create and use a Substitutions shortcut
  3. Insert a check mark or tick mark image

First, you will need to log in to your Google Drive account at drive.google.com and then open the presentation in which you want to insert check marks.

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1. Inserting a check mark or tick mark using Insert special characters

You can insert a check mark or tick mark anywhere in a line of text in a text box or text placeholder using Insert special characters.

To insert a check mark or tick mark in a Google Slides presentation using Insert special characters:

  1. Position the cursor in a text placeholder or text box where you want to insert a check mark or tick mark.
  2. Click Insert in the menu. A drop-down menu appears.
  3. Click Special characters. A dialog box appears.
  4. In the Search box, type check mark. Check marks will appear on the left.
  5. Click the check mark you want to use.
  6. Click Close (X on the top right of the dialog box).

If you have inserted a check mark at the beginning of a line of text, you may need to press tab after the check mark and then set up a hanging indent (typically using the Ruler).

Below is the Insert special characters dialog box with check marks displayed:

Special characters dialog box in Google Slides with check marks.

2. Inserting a check mark or tick mark using a Substitutions shortcut

To add a check mark or tick mark in Google Slides to use as a Substitutions keyboard shortcut:

  1. Position the cursor in a text placeholder or text box where you want to insert a check mark or tick mark.
  2. Click Insert in the menu. A drop-down menu appears.
  3. Click Special characters. A dialog box appears.
  4. In the Search box, type check mark. Check marks will appear on the left.
  5. Click the check mark you want to use.
  6. Click Close (X on the top right of the dialog box).
  7. Select the check mark and press Ctrl + C to copy it.
  8. Click Tools in the menu. A drop-down menu appears.
  9. Click Preferences. A dialog box appears.
  10. Click the Substitutions tab.
  11. Click in the With box and press Ctrl + V to paste the check mark.
  12. Click in the Replace box and enter the combination of letters and symbols you want to replace such as (c1).
  13. Click OK.

Below is the Preferences dialog box in Google Slides with a Substitutions entry for a check mark:

Preferences dialog box in Google Slides with a Substitutions entry for a check mark.

To use the entry in a presentation, type the entry in a text placeholder or text box and then press the Spacebar.

3. Inserting a check mark or tick mark image from a computer

You can also insert an image of a check mark or tick mark symbol on a slide. The image can be stored on your computer or accessed online.

To insert an image of a check mark or tick mark from your device:

  1. Click Insert in the menu. A drop-down menu appears.
  2. Click Image.
  3. Select Upload from computer. A dialog box appears.
  4. Navigate to the location of the image on your computer.
  5. Double-click the image.

You will now be able to drag the image around on the slide and drag corner handles to resize the image.

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You can insert or type a check mark or tick mark symbol in a Google Slides presentation in several ways. Check marks can be inserted using Insert special characters or you can create a Substitutions shortcut. Check marks can be inserted in text placeholders or text boxes or as images that can be placed anywhere on a slide.
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