In VBA print "box" (Windings q)

I have a VBA macro that prints a checkoff list. I want it to print a box, which I can get in Word with a Windings letter q. I have the followng in my code:

    Selection.Font.Name = "Windings"
    Selection.TypeText Text:="q"

but it just prints the letter q. If I manually select the q and then select Format|Font|Wingdings, the q gets converted to the box I want.
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byundtMechanical EngineerCommented:
Hi cbutton,
You didn't say which application you were using. In Excel, you can do it like this:

Sub SquareBox()
With Selection
    .Font.Name = "Wingdings"
    .Value = "q"
End With
End Sub


I assume (and tested in Word) this is just a typo problem : replace "Windings" by "Wingdings" (with a "g" between "n" and "d").
I should work !


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cbuttonAuthor Commented:
Sorry I didn't name the application. It is MS Word.

I'll try the two suggestions when I get back this afternoon.l
cbuttonAuthor Commented:
david_barker: I don't know how many times I looked at that "windings" and saw "wingdings." I'm sure glad you spotted it! Thanks.

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