PowerPoint presentations are a great way to communicate information to an audience, and including interactive elements can make them even more engaging. One such element is a checkmark or a clickable checkbox, which you can use to indicate items in a list.
So, let's explore the different ways to insert check marks and checkboxes in your PowerPoint presentation.
How to Add a Checkmark in PowerPoint
There are several ways to insert a checkmark in PowerPoint, including using the Wingdings font, the icons tool, and bulleted lists.
1. Using the Wingdings font
The Wingdings font is a particular font that contains various symbols, including the checkmark symbol. Here's how to insert a checkmark using the Wingdings font.
- Select the slide where you want to insert the checkmark.
- Click the Insert tab in the ribbon menu.
- In the Symbols section, Select Symbol.
- In the Symbol dialog box, select Wingdings from the Font drop-down menu.
- Scroll down to find the checkmark symbol
- Double-click on the checkmark symbol to insert it into the slide.
2. Using the Bulleted List Feature
A bulleted list is a simple way to add checkmarks to your PowerPoint presentations. It lists your items, with each having a checkmark symbol next to it. To insert checkmarks using bulleted lists:
- Open your PowerPoint presentation and select the location where you want to insert the checkmark.
- Click the Home tab.
- In the Paragraph section, click on the Bullets drop-down menu.
- Choose the bullet style with check marks.
Type your text for the first bullet point, and press Enter to insert a new check mark.
You can enhance your bullet points using SmartArt in PowerPoint to make them more visually appealing.
3. Using the Icons Feature
PowerPoint offers an icons menu with various icons you can use in your presentations. You can also use this feature to insert a checkmark in your slides. Here's how.
- Select the place where you want to insert a checkmark in your slide.
- Click the Insert tab in the ribbon.
- In the Illustrations group, select Icons.
- In the Insert Icons dialog box, type checkmark in the search bar.
- Choose a checkmark icon from the search results and then click Insert to add the icon to your slide.
4. Using the Checkmark Emoji
You can also add checkmarks to your slides using the emoji bar in PowerPoint. Follow these steps: Select the slide where you want to add the checkmark. Press Windows + Period on your keyboard to bring up the emoji bar. In the Emoji window, find and select the checkmark to insert it into your slide.
These are the four easiest ways to insert a checkmark into your PowerPoint presentation. Each technique has its pros and cons, so you should pick the one that works best for you.
How to Add a Clickable Checkbox in PowerPoint
Checkboxes are part of PowerPoint add-ins that make your presentation more interactive. You can insert them in your slides to represent options that can be selected or unselected. Here's how to add checkboxes to your PowerPoint presentation.
Enable the Developer tab by going to File > Options > Customize Ribbon. Check the box next to Developer under the Main Tabs section.
Once the Developer tab is visible, click it and then select the Check Box icon in the Controls section. Click and drag on the slide where you want the checkbox to appear. Right-click the checkbox. Select CheckBox Object > Edit to change the checkbox text.
Click outside the checkbox to apply the changes. To set the properties of the checkbox: Select the Developer tab. Click on the checkbox and select Properties in the Controls section. You'll see the Properties window.
Create Engaging PowerPoint Presentations
Inserting checkmarks or checkboxes in PowerPoint is a simple yet effective way to enhance the visual impact of your presentation and engage your audience. Whether you're highlighting key points or just adding some visual elements, we've covered various methods to add a checkmark or checkbox easily to your PowerPoint slides.