I am sure I have seen a Smartsheet trainer change the names of symbols but from what I can research, this remains a request unresolved for a number of users.

This should be a simple thing without needing to apply formulas etc.

Can anyone help?



Can you describe your process and what you want to do in more detail and maybe share a few screenshots? That would make it easier to help. 

Have a fantastic weekend!


Andrée Starå

Workflow Consultant @ Get Done Consulting

Hello Andree,

We simply want to use some o the standard symbols e.g. tick (Yes), cross (No) and change the word 'Yes' to 'On time' and the 'No' to 'Late'


Trust that clarifies.


In reply to by TeeM


If I understand your need correctly, then the below formula should work.

Try this.

Put the formula in the Symbols Column and reference the Status column.

=IF(Status@row = "On Time"; "Yes"; IF(Status@row = "Late"; "No"))    

The same version but with the below changes for your and others convenience.    

=IF(Status@row = "On Time", "Yes", IF(Status@row = "Late", "No"))

Depending on your country you’ll need to exchange the comma to a period and the semi-colon to a comma.

Did it work?

Have a fantastic weekend!



We just have a single column with the symbol. Are you saying we need 2 columns to do this?

In reply to by TeeM

Yes, as far as I know, it's not possible to change what the symbols are named, and if you have a formula in the symbol cell and then write something in it, the formula will be replaced and deleted.

Hope that helps!



Thanks once again Andreesmiley