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Using Alt code for checkmark symbol in Word

Alt codes are designed for typing characters that have no dedicated key on the keyboard. You can type these characters by pressing and holding the Alt key whilst typing the character’s alt code using the numeric keypad.

The checkmark Symbol Alt Code is 10003.

Using this code, you can type the checkmark symbol (✓) in Word using the keyboard.

checkmark SymbolAlt Code

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checkmark symbol alt code for Word

Obey the instructions below to type the checkmark symbol on Word using the alt code:

  • Step 1: Open your Word document.
  • Step 2: Place your insertion pointer where you need to type the ✓ symbol.
  • Step 2: Press and hold the Alt key on your keyboard.
  • Step 3: Whilst you hold the Alt key, using the numeric keypad, type the checkmark symbol’s alt code (10003).
  • Step 4: Release the Alt key after typing the Alt code.

NOTE: Using the alt code works only in Microsoft Word. To use it in other text editors or in your browser, first use this alt code to insert it into your Word document, then copy and paste it into wherever you need it. You can also use the copy and paste button at the top.

You must use the numeric keypad to type the alt code. You must also turn on your NumLock key to be able to use the numeric keypad. If you are using a Laptop that does not have the numeric keypad, you can press Fn+NmLk keys simultaneously to turn on the hidden numeric keypad for laptops with smaller keyboards. 

This is how you may use the Alt Code method to type the checkmark symbol on your Word document. For more tutorials on how to get it on Mac or Excel please read on.  

checkmark Symbol for Mac

The easiest way to get the checkmark symbol on Mac is to copy and paste it.

The alternative way is to use the character viewer. To do so, place the insertion pointer where you want to insert the checkmark, the go to Edit>Emoji & Symbols. The character viewer will appear, type check in the search box to display all symbols that begins with that name. Then click the checkbox symbol to insert it into your text.

This is how you get the checkmark symbol onto your Mac PC.

checkmark symbol in Excel

There is a different method that also uses the alt code to get symbols in Excel. It involved the use of the CHAR() function.

Obey the following instructions to use the CHAR function to insert this sign [✓] in Excel:

  • In the first step, click to activate the cell that will contain the ✓ symbol.
  • Next step, type =CHAR( and then add the symbol’s alt code. The complete formula should look like this: =CHAR(252).
  • After typing this formula, press Enter for the results. You’ll get u umlaut character (ü).
  • Change the font of this cell to Wingdings to convert the ü into a checkmark symbol.

These are all the available ways to use the alt code for the checkmark symbol in Word and Excel.


Saturday 6th of November 2021

This is what comes up with the alt code 10003 : ‼ Obviously this code is incorrect.

Abarika Abdulai

Saturday 6th of November 2021

Please this Alt code works only in Microsoft Word. Open your Microsoft Word document and try it again. Thank you.