Mac Computer Character Viewer to Add Checkmarks to Lists

Exciting Discovery for the Day – Character Viewer in my Mac

I’ve had Mac computers for years and never even saw the Character Viewer, or if I had, I never paid attention to it.

Adding Check Marks to Spreadsheet using Mac Computer Character Viewer

This morning I started looking for the best way to create a check-off list on my computer to note that I’ve scheduled a bill payment. (Click on Checklist Story to learn why.)The first thing I did was go on a search to find a checkmark symbol.

Mac Character Viewer1. I happily discovered, for the first time, the “Character Viewer” in the bar at the very top of window on the right. (See the red “1” in the screen shot above.)

2. When I opened the “Viewer”, I saw there was a list of several categories on the left.  They are “Punctuation, Symbols, European Scripts, African Scripts, Middle Eastern Scripts, Southeast Asian Scripts, South Asian Scripts, Miscellaneous Scripts and Archaic Scripts.”

All but Punctuation, have sub-menus, each with symbols that fit accordingly.

3. The  check ✔ mark is in “Miscellaneous Symbols” listed in the drop down menu for “Symbols.”

To use, select your desired symbol and place your mouse in the spot in your document (email, doc, web post…..) creating the flashing cursor.

4. Go back to the Characters Viewer window and click on the Insert button.

UPDATE on Insertion – Thanks to Morgine Jurdan for sharing by email that to Insert all one needs to do is double click on the symbol in Character Viewer and it will land where you’ve placed the cursor.

Note: Morgine has another added informative comment below this post.

It’s as simple as that.  If you have a Mac and, like I, were unaware of  “Character Viewer”, you now countless possibilities for finding new and simple ways to add graphic details to images and documents.

In the Reply to this post below, please tell us about your experience with this or other computer finds that excite you.  If you are a PC user, is there something similar in your computer?

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