check marks/tick within text

Does anyone have a quick method for adding check marks within text in a document (not document title/file name)? Font Wingdings2 has a check mark but in Scrivener it is quite distorted.

Try using another font that supports the unicode check mark character, U+2713 or U+2714. Arial Unicode MS and Segoe UI Symbol both have it. You can use Edit > Character Map… to open the Windows character map, then select the font and enter the four-digit number in the “go to Unicode” field. Copy and paste the character into Scrivener, then select it in the editor and choose Format > Formatting > Preserve Formatting to ensure the font does not change when compiled. (If you’re not overriding text formatting during compile, this won’t matter, but it doesn’t hurt to have it. The Preserve Formatting setting will also prevent it being changed if you use Documents > Convert > Formatting to Default Text Style in the editor.)