How to Insert a Tick Symbol in PowerPoint
Tick symbols as well as other common symbols are widely used in any PowerPoint presentation. You can use tick symbols to describe a Yes situation but also in bullet points. If you need to insert a tick symbol in a PowerPoint presentation there are different ways to achieve that.
The easiest way to insert a tick symbol is using the Insert -> Symbol feature. This feature allows you to insert any symbol from the Wingdings fonts. You can use the default Wingdings fonts available in Windows and Mac, but also install your own fonts.
The advantage of inserting a symbol using this approach is that you don’t need to save an image information for the tick, which may reduce the overall size.
How to Insert a Tick Symbol in PowerPoint 2010
First, go to Insert -> Symbol.
Now, scroll down until finding the tick symbol. You will notice that there are many variants available. For example, you can insert the squared tick symbol or a simple check mark.
You can use the check marks and tick symbols for example to describe a task list in a slide and then mark those tasks that were completed in a project plan, or you can also use the tick symbols to describe the pros and cons of a given business situation.
You can use this approach to Insert Tick Symbol in Excel, Word and PowerPoint. You can learn more about how to insert a checkmark symbol in PowerPoint from the Official Office help.
Another Way to Insert Check Marks in PowerPoint or Tick Symbols using Cliparts
In some other situations, you may be interested to insert moving animations, animated moving pictures and other cliparts in the slide design even if these are static. While this is not the recommended way to use cliparts, it may be useful in some situations.
Did you know? A tick was also called checkmark or check which indicates affirmation after verification or affirmation. It has originated back to the ancient Romans: When keeping checklists, they marked the items that they had checked with a V, standing for the Latin word veritas which means “truth”.
An X or a cross out mark denotes elimination, prohibition or erasure. It denotes the opposite of a tick or check.
Alternatively you can create your own shapes by tracing the shape in PowerPoint or using Adobe Illustrator, or you can use pre-designed tick clipart graphics.
You can learn more how to insert cliparts in PowerPoint here.