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Insert tick box in formulas

Tom22

Member
Hi Guys,

I got some very interesting file from some where, they have inserted tick box in formulas itself.

I tried but not able to find out what trick they have used.

It goes like, =if(N8>100,tick mark box,blank box)

I have attached the sample sheet.

Can any one help me to find out?

Many thanks
 

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p45cal

Well-Known Member
First thing to note is that that cell's font is Wingdings.
2nd, if you take a blank cell, then in your Excel 2003 go to Insert|Symbol... , make sure the Symbols tab is active, then choose WingDings in the Font: dropdown, then the second to last symbol in the bigger window (code 254) is the tick in a box symbol. Insert it into the cell, insert a blank box while you're at it (code 111). You'll be able to cut and paste individual characters into the formula (don't forget to enclose them in double-quote marks).
You could also try
Code:
=IF(M3<100,CHAR(111),CHAR(254))
but remember to set the font of the cell to Wingdings.
 

Coyote

New Member
Sir/Ma'am/Binary p45cal "PROPS"
77398
Thx for the insight. Holds true to 2016


To Sir/Ma'am/Binary Tom22 If you are just asking how this was done I believe that it is answered. But to be honest, beyond this; I'd love to know if that file has VBA behind which code was used OR if you just executed malicious code by opening it. I am afraid to open an XLS from this site. The beginners guide didn't talk to their safeguards for files or I missed it.

Please advise.
 
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pecoflyer

Active Member
First thing to note is that that cell's font is Wingdings.
2nd, if you take a blank cell, then in your Excel 2003 go to Insert|Symbol... , make sure the Symbols tab is active, then choose WingDings in the Font: dropdown, then the second to last symbol in the bigger window (code 254) is the tick in a box symbol. Insert it into the cell, insert a blank box while you're at it (code 111). You'll be able to cut and paste individual characters into the formula (don't forget to enclose them in double-quote marks).
You could also try
Code:
=IF(M3<100,CHAR(111),CHAR(254))
but remember to set the font of the cell to Wingdings.
I see we agree
 

Tom22

Member
First thing to note is that that cell's font is Wingdings.
2nd, if you take a blank cell, then in your Excel 2003 go to Insert|Symbol... , make sure the Symbols tab is active, then choose WingDings in the Font: dropdown, then the second to last symbol in the bigger window (code 254) is the tick in a box symbol. Insert it into the cell, insert a blank box while you're at it (code 111). You'll be able to cut and paste individual characters into the formula (don't forget to enclose them in double-quote marks).
You could also try
Code:
=IF(M3<100,CHAR(111),CHAR(254))
but remember to set the font of the cell to Wingdings.
Hi,
I tried to what you have mentioned above but not getting desired result.
In attached file,I got the signs in Cell F9 n Cell F11 and then I copy and paste them in cellF6 in the formula but instead of signs , it is showing "p".
File attached.
Thanks
 

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