Finally! A Printable Character Map of the Wingdings Fonts

October 31, 2011 | By | 37 Comments

When you need an icon or symbol, like a lightning bolt or checkmark, it’s sometimes hard to navigate the different Wingdings and Webdings fonts.

So I created this handy printable cheat sheet for an at-a-glance view of all available symbols. Click here for a printable version.

I was inspired to create this cheat sheet by this video, by presentation trainer Matthew Trump, showing how to create icons from the Wingdings font. Visit Matthew’s site here.

About the author: Bruce Gabrielle is author of Speaking PowerPoint: the New Language of Business, showing a 12-step method for creating clearer and more persuasive PowerPoint slides for boardroom presentations. Subscribe to this blog or join my LinkedIn group to get new posts sent to your inbox.

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Comments (37)

  1. Donna Cunningham

    Bruce, thank you so much! And thanks to Matthew Trump for his video. I’ll definitely be using these tips in my slide designs.

  2. Pam

    This saved me time looking for the character that makes a heart. Thanks a lot!

  3. Don

    Thanks so much for this. I’ve spent an entire day trying different ways to do what used to be a snap with older versions of Word.


  4. Connie H.

    Thanks a bunch, just what I needed!

  5. Georgia

    Thank you ~ I can’t thank you enough. What a generous gift to those of us who have the new version of WORD. You are fantastic!


  6. Amy

    Thank you so much! I’m making a keyboard shortcut list for a software training manual and you have just saved me HOURS of searching (and frustration). I wish I had found this sooner!

  7. Linda

    Unfortunately there are no instructions how to use this chart! I was trying to type a little heart, which I see on the chart, but if I push on the Y I get nothing. Can someone explain, exactly how to get the heart?? Totally confused and technologically challenged.

  8. Noemi

    best thing since sliced bread :)

  9. Leonard

    Hello Bruce, thank you very much! It works excellent with my German keyboard as well.

    Do you know how to set up the remaing Wingdings which are shown at Wikipedia?
    e.g. a hollow diamond: which key on the Keyboard do I have to press?

    Thank you again.

  10. Sarah G

    Thanks from me, too- i have just discovered that word 9 doesn’t have wingdings! have printed off the sheet and bookmarked it and loaded it to my doc so I can always find it. You star.


  11. Joanne

    Hello!! That’s great but…. What I need is the corresponding letters/numbers to each symbol. When I am in word I have no clue what to type to get what I need lol. Do you have that? I see post is 2011 so maybe I am praying by now maybe that is something available??? Thank you!!!


  12. Cec Barton-Murrah

    THANKS!! Wonderful tool!

  13. Michele

    Brilliant! Thanks a bunch, Bruce.

  14. Sandra
  15. Hey ! great work. Can I translate it in french ? I’ll display your website on it of course.

    Thank you

  16. Jack

    Hey I’m trying to translate a sentence I received in webdings but there is one symbol I cant seem to find. It looks like a gift tag you put on presents. I’ve seen it on wikipedia but I can’t seem to find what it represents in a normal font.

    Any chance you can help me out?


  17. Fee

    Legend! Cannot say how helpful this was…

  18. Lindsay

    Thanks! I will defnitely be saving this!

  19. Bre Mahaney

    Thank you, thank you. thank you. No more typing every key on each webding to figure out what I want.

  20. Ian

    hi there, been looking for interesting fonts and symbols to make vintage style signs for american themed model railroad. tracked down several useful fonts using publisher 2007, found wingdings unbelievably incomprehensible………and then i found your site!!! very clear now i’ve printed it all out thank you very much.
    ian….somewhere in rural essex uk

  21. Joyce Cornwell

    Brilliant! Thanks for doing the homework for us, Bruce.

  22. Bob Heywood

    Thank you very much!

  23. Joan Maynard

    Thank you. And, thanks to Google for helping me to find you.

  24. We are looking for a chart of the codes that will input windings using the Alt button. Example: Alt+0169 = Copyright symbol. We are looking for a comprehensive list of these codes.

  25. Symbol Hunter

    Oh thank you so much for these! I looked for these and could not find them in a clear and concise way anywhere else. I am very grateful.
    Looking forward to any updates :)

  26. Natalie Tuckwell

    Very handy indeed, it’s stopped me having to use every letter in the keyboard or scour the Glyphs panel. Very kind, thank you!

  27. Such a HUGE help and free…what a blessing! I’m a preschool director and needed some symbols for our Mother’s Day poem to go on our flower pots! Made my day as I was going one by one, then I gave up and googled!! Thanks for being so kind and sharing!

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