How to Make a Check Mark in Microsoft Word

By Filonia LeChat

To encourage your Microsoft Word viewers to really "check" out your document, add check marks to the page. Check marks are a character visual that can help break up heavy text, symbolize a list or plan of action or denote where some form of initial or signatures are required. Word offers a few ways to make check marks in its software, each with a few couple "quick checks."

Step 1

Open Microsoft Word. Click the "Insert" tab at the top of the workspace. Click the "Symbol" button on the ribbon/toolbar.

Step 2

Click the check mark icon, which is the first in the top-left of the fly-out menu. The check mark is added to the Word document.

Step 3

Click the "Clip Art" button on the same "Insert" tab. Type "check mark" into the "Search for" box and click "Go." Scroll through Word's collection of clip art for the ideal checkmark. Double-click a check mark graphic to add it to the document.

Step 4

Click the "Shapes" button under the "Insert" tab. Click the "Scribble" tool, which is the squiggly line at the end of the "Lines" section of the fly-out menu.

Step 5

Position the cursor on the page and draw a check mark.