One of the best ways to grab the attention of your audience is to use a checkmark or checkbox via your PowerPoint presentation. Checkboxes or checkmarks in a presentation are among the best ways to communicate information to an audience. If you are not using checkmarks and checkboxes in your Microsoft PowerPoint presentation, then by the end of this article, you may decide to use them more often than not.
How to insert Checkmark in PowerPoint
Adding a checkmark in a PowerPoint requires using Bullet Lists, Windings font, and the often overlooked checkmark emoji. Let us see the steps involved.
Add checkmarks with the Bullet List
A simple way to add checkmarks to a PowerPoint presentation is to make use of a bulleted list. What it does is list your items, giving each a checkmark symbol in close proximity. Let us explain how to insert checkmarks with ease.
- Open the PowerPoint application, then fire up the presentation.
- Choose the location where you want the checkmark to appear.
- Next, you must click the Home tab, then via the Paragraph section on the Ribbon, select the arrow next to the Bullets icon.
- A drop-down menu will appear right away.
- Choose the bullet style that best fits your needs via the dropdown menu.
- For the first bullet point, type the required text, then hit the Enter key.
- A new checkmark will appear, so type additional text.
Now, you can enhance the bullet points by using the SmartArt feature in PowerPoint.
Make use of Wingdings font
It is possible to use the Wingdings font to create checkmarks in PowerPoint. The question is, how do we get this done? Let us take a look.
- Choose the slide where you want the checkmark to be inserted.
- From there, click on the Insert tab via the tabbed menu.
- Via the Symbols section, click on Symbol.
- The symbol dialog box will appear.
- Select the Wingdings option from the Font dropdown menu.
- Scroll down until you’ve come across the checkmark symbol.
- Double-click the checkmark symbol to have it inserted into the slide.
Use the Checkmark emoji
There is an option to use the checkmark emoji to get the job done in PowerPoint. If you are not sure how then follow these steps.
- Choose where you want the checkmark to go.
- From there, press the Windows key + Period on your keyboard.
- This will launch the emoji bar.
From within the Emoji window, look for the checkmark and insert it.
How to insert clickable Checkbox in PowerPoint
Adding a clickable checkbox in Microsoft PowerPoint as part of a presentation doesn’t take a lot to get done, so let us look at what we need to do here.
Enable the Developer tab
Begin by turning on the Developer tab since the feature was not enabled by default.
From within a presentation, go to File > Options > Customize Ribbon.
Click the box next to Developer.
You can find this under the Main Tabs area.
Select the checkbox under Controls
After including the Developer tab, look to the Ribbon.
From the Ribbon, look for the Controls category right away.
Click on the Checkbox from the above category.
Add a checkbox to the presentation
Finally, let us add the checkbox to the presentation and get this over with at once.
- Click and drag the slide to the position where you want the checkbox to appear.
- Right-click on the newly added checkbox.
- Next, please go to Checkbox Object > Edit.
- Doing this will change the text of the Checkbox.
- Click the outside of the box to initiate the changes.
Is there a checkmark symbol in PowerPoint?
Yes, there is a checkmark symbol in PowerPoint, and you can insert it using the Wingdings characters. Go to Insert > Symbol, then scroll down until you find the checkmark symbol you want.
How do I enable symbols in PowerPoint?
That is easy. All you have to do is go to Insert > Symbol > More Symbols. Scroll down and find the symbol you want to use, even if it is a checkmark, you will find it there ready and waiting.