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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.

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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


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


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


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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