Now and again I want to use a tick (in Word) – by “tick” I mean that thing that teachers used to put beside work that was correct (and that some people - not enough - remember to use in this forum when their problem has been resolved.) Trouble is that I can never find one when I want it; I know how to insert it when I’ve found it, it’s the finding that’s the problem. Don't mind which font . And a handy shortcut to it would be useful, too. Can anyone help, please?
Use insert symbol, select Wingings font, choose character no. 252, or (similar to Bremner's post above?) select Wingdings 2 font and choose character no. 80. Character no. 252 is slightly bolder. Cheers.
In a Word doc that uses Arial font, I needed a tick that could be changed to a X. Tiresome when using Wingdings so now I use square root that is available on Insert Symbol if you page down far enough. It's then on the recently used symbols list to use quickly.
In the Insert Symbol dialogue box, after you have selected the font at the top, just type the character number in the Character Code box at the bottom and the cursor will automatically go to that character without having to scroll through them.