How to Insert a Check Mark Character Into a PowerPoint Presentation

By John Granby

Adding a check mark symbol to a PowerPoint presentation can be accomplished in two ways. In one method you can enter the symbol as if it were a character you type on the keyboard. With this method you can adjust its font size, color and other font attributes. The other method is to insert a picture or clip art image of a check mark directly into your presentation. Depending on the flow and design of your presentation, one of these methods may be better for you than the other.

Insert a Check Mark Using the Symbol Command

Step 1

Click "Insert" from the top menu of PowerPoint, then click "Symbol" from the "Text" group of options.

Step 2

Select "Wingdings" from the "Font" drop-down menu. Scroll to the bottom of the symbols list. The check mark symbol is in the bottom row. Click the check mark symbol, then click "Insert." Click "Close" when you are done inserting symbols.

Step 3

Highlight your check mark symbol and adjust the font size and color just as you would for any other text.

Insert a Check Mark Picture or Clip Art

Step 1

Click "Insert" from the top menu of PowerPoint, then click "Picture" from the "Illustrations" group of options.

Step 2

Navigate to the folder with the picture of your check mark and click the file, then click "Open."

Step 3

Click on one of the four corners of your image that is inserted. There are small circles as a guide to click. Drag your mouse to scale the image larger or smaller depending on your needs. Hover your mouse inside the image and click to drag the image to the specific location you want the image to appear.

Tips & Warnings

  • The information in this article applies to Microsoft PowerPoint version 2003 through 2013. The steps may be different for other versions.