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I have a sample sheet attached and I need to count the check marks and get a total. Any assistance would be appreciated!
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Question by:Edward Pamias
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by:Kent Fichtner
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sorry...not sure if I am blind but I don't see any attached file.
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Danny Child earned 500 total points
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I don't think you can count the free-form tickboxes in the way that you have inserted them.  However, there is another way, but it needs a "helper" column where you would enter a single letter code for their status (i,o,d), and then a formula builds the tickboxes for you.

Couple of points - table area has to be formatted to use Wingdings font, as that's the one where the Tick and Empty Box symbols are found.

I also added a check for anyone *without* a status, and set a custom format on this cell of
0;-0;
which surpresses the zero value, just to be tidy.

I also made it a table, as it makes it easier when you insert rows.
EE---tickboxes.xlsx
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it also handles upper or lower case codes too...
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