How to add a Checkmark or X tic in Google Sheets

I have been recently asked by a client how to add a Checkmark or X tic in a Google Sheets document.  Unfortunatly it is not as straight forward as it should be.

Google Sheets Check or X

To make the displayed Checkmark or X tic in a cell type “=char(10004)” or “=char(10006)”  respectively without the quotes.

Took me a few minutes to search for this so I hope this post makes it a bit easier for the next person.

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