First change the font using Format > Cells > Font and select Wingdings
from the drop down.
With the Numlock on:
Hold down Alt and type 0252. On releasing Alt it produces
An alternative is to change the font to Marlett and type lower case a.
You can use similar approaches to inserting other characters such as
the x that you like.
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>> I want tp place a check mark and an "X" inside cells for
>> a comparative chart analysis. In Word I go to INSERT,
>> Symbol and select, but how do you do it in excel? I
>> don't want to use the x key but rather the one similar to
>> the one found in symbol look up of Word. Thanks