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How to Add a Checkmark in Google Docs

When working in Google Docs, there may be times when you want to add a checkmark to your file.

Whether you want to create a checklist, or just insert a checkmark symbol into your file, I will show you several ways to accomplish this.

In this tutorial, I will show how to add a checkmark symbol in Google Docs.

Adding Checkmarks with a Bulleted List

One of the easiest ways to get checkmarks into your file is to create a bulleted list, and then change the bullets into checkmarks.

Here is how this is done:

1. In the top toolbar select Bulleted list

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2. Then in the top menu select Format>Bullets & numbering

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3. Select List options>More bullets

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4. In the search bar, type “check mark”. You will then see a few different styles of check marks that you can use for your bullet points. Select the one you want

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5. You will now see that checkmark in your document

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Adding a Checkbox

You can also create a tickable checkbox that you can check off in Google Docs.

This is useful if you want to create a to-do list or track progress on something.

Here is how this is done:

1. Click in your file where you want the checkbox to appear, then in the top toolbar select Checklist

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2. You will now see a checkable box in your file. You can write text next to each box, and on each new line a new checkbox will appear

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3. When you click inside the box, a checkmark will appear and you will have strikethrough text like in the below image

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Inserting Checkmarks Using Special Characters

Another easy way of adding a checkmark to your Google Doc is to use the Insert Special Characters option to insert a checkmark.

This is going to be somewhat similar to the first method that we showed.

Here are the steps:

1. Click in your file where you want the checkmark to show up, then in the top menu select Insert>Special characters

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2. In the search field, type “check mark”. Then select the kind of checkmark that you want to use and click on the x button in the right corner to exit out of the special characters editor

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3. You will now see the checkmark that you have selected in your file and you can copy and paste this in additional places if desired

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Closing Thoughts

There are certainly other methods to getting checkmarks into your document, however, the three methods I have shown here are the easiest ways to accomplish this.

Whether you want to create a bulleted list with checkmarks, a checklist with tickable boxes, or just insert a checkmark in any place in your document, one of the three methods I have shown will work for you.

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