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Finding unusual symbols (square with tick in)

Anne Lee  Identity Verified
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Dec 1, 2005

For my translation, I need to find the symbol of a square with a tick in, prefixing a list of items. My source text is in hard copy, so I cannot copy it across. I cannot find this symbol anywhere in the list of symbols under 'insert' in Word 2003. Earlier in my text, there was a square with a cross in and the nearest I could find was a circle with a cross in (BatanchChe font) but where can I find the proper symbols?

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Albert Golub  Identity Verified
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hope it helps alt +0253 or 0254 Dec 1, 2005

Insert a check mark symbol Help
Applies to: FrontPage, InfoPath, Outlook, Publisher, PowerPoint, Word, Excel

Applies to
2003 version of the following Microsoft Office 2003 programs: Excel 2003, FrontPage® 2003, InfoPath™ 2003, OneNote™ 2003, Outlook® 2003, PowerPoint® 2003, Project 2003, Publisher 2003, Visio® 2003, and Word 2003

2002 version of the following Microsoft Office XP programs: Excel 2002, FrontPage® 2002, Outlook® 2002, PowerPoint® 2002, Project 2002, Publisher 2002, Visio® 2002, and Word 2002

You can easily insert a check mark symbol in your Office documents. The Wingdings® font that most Microsoft Windows® users have installed enables you to choose between several symbols that can be used as a check mark. The most common symbols include:


The following are some ways that you can insert a checkmark symbol, depending on which Office program you are using.

Insert the check mark symbol by using the Symbols command on the Insert menu.
Insert the check mark symbol by using the Windows Character Map tool.
Type the keyboard shortcut for the symbol, and then change the symbol to the correct font type.
Use the Office AutoCorrect feature to translate the text of your choice into your chosen symbol.
Tip Want even more check mark graphics? Go to Clip Art and Media on Microsoft Office Online.

Insert a symbol by using the Symbol command
Note This feature requires Excel, FrontPage, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word, or Visio.

On the Insert menu, click Symbol.
Note In Outlook, use the Insert menu in the message window.

In the Symbol dialog box, on the Symbols tab, in the Font box, click Wingdings.
Scroll to the bottom of the list, where you will find several common check mark symbols. Double-click the symbol that you want.
Insert a symbol by using the Windows Character Map tool
Note This feature requires Excel, FrontPage, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Publisher, Word, or Visio.

Do one of the following:
For Microsoft Windows XP, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Character Map.
For Microsoft Windows 2000, click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Character Map.
Note If Character Map is not available, see Windows Help for information about how to install a Windows component.

In the Character Map dialog box, in the Font box, click Wingdings.
Scroll to the bottom of the list, where you will find several common check mark symbols.



Click the down arrow, and then click Wingdings.



When you click a cell in the symbol grid, a larger version appears for your review.



To add the current symbol to the Characters to copy box, click Select.



To place the symbol in the Characters to copy box on the Windows clipboard, click Copy.


Click the check mark symbol that you want, click Select, and then click Copy.
Switch to your document, and then place the insertion point where you want to paste the check mark symbol.
Click Paste.
Note If the symbol looks different from the one that you selected, select the symbol and then apply the same font that you selected in Character Map.

Insert a symbol by using its character code
Note This feature requires Excel, FrontPage, InfoPath, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Publisher, Word, or Visio.

You can also use the character code of the symbol as a keyboard shortcut. For example, to insert the check mark symbol, press and hold ALT while typing 0252 on the numeric keypad.

Note You must use the numeric keypad and not the keyboard to type the numbers. Make sure that the NUM LOCK key is on if your keyboard requires it to type numbers on the numeric keypad.

Symbol Character Code
ALT+0251
ALT+0252
ALT+0253
ALT+0254

Insert a symbol by using AutoCorrect
Note This feature requires Word 2002 or later. You can also use Outlook 2002 or later while using Word as your e-mail editor. When using Outlook, the Word version must match the Outlook version.

AutoCorrect requires that you first define the AutoCorrect text and symbol.

In Word, or in an Outlook message window, on the Insert menu, click Symbol, and then click the Symbols tab.
In the Font box, click Wingdings, and then scroll to the bottom of the list.
Select the symbol that you want, and then click AutoCorrect.
The symbol will automatically appear in the With box.

In the Replace box, type a word or phrase that you want to associate with the check mark symbol — for example, type check1.
Click Add.
Click OK.
In your documents, when you want to use the check mark symbol that you just defined, type the replace word that you used in step 4.






[Edited at 2005-12-01 10:02]


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Peter Bouillon  Identity Verified
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Wingdings Dec 1, 2005

Anne Lee wrote:


For my translation, I need to find the symbol of a square with a tick in, prefixing a list of items.
rlier in my text, there was a square with a cross in and the nearest I could find was a circle with a cross in (BatanchChe font)[/quote]

The font Wingdings features a square with a cross in it. It also features a tick, but unfortunately not a ticked square.

HTH
P.


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Robert Tucker
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Unicode U+2611 Dec 1, 2005

I found ☑ at:

http://www.yak.net/fqa/306.html

It is Unicode U+2611:

http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/2611/index.htm

On Microsoft you will probably find it in the Arial Unicode MS font.

(This post is in Unicode UTF-8 – go to View > (Chraracter) Encoding on your browser to select it.)


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pidzej  Identity Verified
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that was close Dec 1, 2005


Peter Bouillon wrote:


The font Wingdings features a square with a cross in it. It also features a tick, but unfortunately not a ticked square.

HTH
P.


true, but Wingdings 2, row 4, has exactly what we are looking for!
PJ


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Anne Lee  Identity Verified
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Thank you Dec 1, 2005

I knew these symbols had to be hiding somewhere.
Thank you for all your help, everyone.


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Elizabeth Rudin  Identity Verified
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Alternative method: Form Editor Dec 1, 2005

Position the cursor where you want to insert the check box.
Click on View - Toolbars - Forms. The Forms toolbar appears on the screen.
Click on the checked box on the Forms toolbar. This inserts an unchecked box in your document.
Double-click on the inserted box. This opens the Check Box Form Field Options menu. Select "Checked". This inserts a check mark in the box.
Very useful when you have both checked and unchecked boxes in your list.


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