There are 41 different check mark, tick or cross symbols available in Word, PowerPoint or other Office apps. Here’s an easy searchable list of all 41 Unicode symbols plus in modern Office
✅✔️☑️ is called a ‘check mark‘ or ‘check‘ in some places and ‘tick‘ in others. Same symbol, different English names.
❌X╳ has many more symbols because there are other “X” letters and equivalents available.
☑️☒ there are also ‘ballot‘ symbols in boxes plus a ‘ballot box with ballot’ 🗳️
Check/Tick, Cross Icons
Microsoft Office Icons also have check mark, tick or cross symbols in Microsoft 365, Office 2021/2019 from Insert | Icons (the range varies according to the Office version).
It’s worth searching for both ‘check‘ and ‘tick‘ to see the full range of icons available. Here’s what appears for ‘check‘ in Microsoft 365.
And here’s the selection, searching for ‘tick‘. Notice that the ‘cog/circle’ and ‘shield’ symbols that don’t appear in the ‘check’ search.
Keep in mind that, unlike characters, Icons can be recolored and reshaped.
Check and Cross can and do look different
Unicode has many symbol and emoji, here’s the supported check/cross symbols as they appear in Windows.
Here’s the same document on a Mac, as you can see, the emoji look much better.
Check, tick, cross searchable list
Here’s a searchable list of all the check, tick, cross and ballot Unicode arrow and hand symbols we could find (41 at last count).
We’ve defined check/cross broadly, search for ‘thumbs’ to see what we mean 👍🏻👎 <g>.
- To get a symbol from this list …
- Copy (Ctrl + C) a symbol from the left column and paste into your document, sheet etc.
- Use the Unicode Hex value with the Alt + X trick in Word/Outlook.
- Use the Search box at right to find symbols by name or direction
- The official Unicode names are given, Office-Watch.com has added ‘Other Names’ to aid searches.
|Symbol||Name||Unicode Hex |
(Alt + X in Word)
|👍||Thumbs Up Sign||1f44d||Check, Tick|
|👌||OK Hand sign||1f44c||Check, Tick|
|👎||Thumbs Down Sign||1f44e||Cross|
|✓||Check mark / Tick||2713|
|✓||Heavy Check mark / Tick||2714|
|✖||Heavy Multiplication X||2716||Cross|
|✗||Cross Mark / Ballot X||2717||Cross|
|✘||Heavy Ballot X||2718||Cross|
|⍻||Not Check Mark||237B|
|☑||Ballot Box with Check||2611||Tick|
|✅||White Heavy Check Mark||2705||Tick|
|☠||Skull and Crossbones||2620||Cross|
|𐄂||Aegean Check Mark||10102||Tick|
|𝤿||Signwriting Movement – Wallplane Check Small||1D93F||Tick|
|𝥀||Signwriting Movement – Wallplane Check Medium||1D940||Tick|
|𝥁||Signwriting Movement – Wallplane Check Large||1D941||Tick|
|🗸||Light Check Mark||1F5F8||Tick|
|🗹||Ballot box with Bold Check||1F5F9||Tick|
|🮱||Inverse Check Mark||1FBB1||Tick|
|☒||Ballot Box with X||2612||Cross|
|X||Upper Case X||58||Cross|
|x||Lower Case x||78||Cross|
|Χ||Greek Capital Letter Chi||03A7||Cross|
|χ||Greek Small Letter Chi||03C7||Cross|
|╳||Box Drawing – Light Diagonal Cross||2573||Cross|
|☓||Saltire – St Andrews Cross||2613||Cross|
|❎||Negative Squared Cross Mark||274E||Cross|
|⨉||N-ary Times Operator||2A09||Cross|
|⨯||Vector or Cross Product||2A2F||Cross|
|🗴||Ballot Script X||1F5F4||Cross|
|🞭||Very Heavy Saltire||1F7AD||Cross|
|🞮||Extremely Heavy Saltire||1F7AE||Cross|
The Symbols in the left column may not appear correctly or at all – it depends on your computer, browser and installed fonts. Most symbols should show in modern Windows or Mac with a modern browser (Chrome, Edge, Firefox). Some are quite obscure (e.g. the Signwriting symbols) and not often supported in common fonts, we’ve included them for the sake of completeness.
Each symbol/emoji can and will look different, in particular Windows vs Mac because there are very different fonts used on each operating system.
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