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In some text portion of my notebook, I would like to be write check boxes which are empty, check marked or "x" marked.

The following commands work for the first two:


But I am unable to find the command that would place an "x" inside the box.


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\[CheckedBox]? – J. M. Apr 4 '13 at 2:24
@J.M. and belisarius sweet! thanks. For whatever reasons I could not locate that in the special characters palette. – Amatya Apr 4 '13 at 2:30
up vote 4 down vote accepted

Here's an approach I took: I wasn't keen on searching within the Mathematica docs, but I already knew that Unicode offered a character for the box with an x-mark: .

So, I do this within Mathematica:

"☒" // FullForm

which is what bel and me mentioned in the comments.

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Ok, that's really helpful. Learning Fishing! Thx. :) – Amatya Apr 4 '13 at 2:40

Copy and paste this text: ☒

It's an odd font but works fine in MSWord.

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That's the same character in my answer. – J. M. Nov 7 '15 at 13:51
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