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    Surprised not to see the basic check mark symbol anyplace in the Word symbols list...I want to place checks to the right of various topics I complete. Seems like a pretty basic symbol, and am surprised not to see it anywhere within the MS Word 2007 symbol library. There's the square root sign, which is somewhat similar in shape, so I'm using that, but I'd prefer to use a basic checkmark. Anyone?

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    Type 2713 then press Alt+x.
    Use 2714 then Alt+x for a bold version.

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    Hans already mentioned the Unicode equivalents. Note, too, that there are a couple of checkmark symbols listed in the WP Iconic Symbols A character set (numbers 84 and 85, respectively). Those have the added advantage that they will appear in the Most Recently Used (MRU) symbols list after you use them (and will persist until you use enough other symbols -- I believe the list holds 20 -- to make them scroll off the MRU list).

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    thanks folks. question- where/how do i find the WP iconic symbols A character set--looking through the symbol config. screen and not seeing a way to search for either symbols A character set or numbers 84 or 85.

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    "WP Iconic Symbols A" is a font from Corel that comes with WordPerfect. I think it's only installed if you have WP. I for one don't have it on my PC.

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    Oh, sorry -- I just assumed that character set was available to all.

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    Do you have Wingdings? There's a checkmark in the Wingdings character set (#252), as well.

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    [quote name='janbphd' post='775787' date='18-May-2009 22:59']Do you have Wingdings? There's a checkmark in the Wingdings character set (#252), as well.

    Jan[/quote]
    Wingdings is a standard Windows font, so it should be available on all PCs with Windows.

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