Wingdings is a symbolic font that a lot of us use for fun. I do that a lot too! But what if we wanted those cool symbols to be of good use in Excel?
Whenever I tried typing using the Wingdings font, I was not sure which symbol I would get!
I will show you how easy it is to pick a cool Wingdings Symbol and use it in your Excel worksheet!
Here is a sample usage of a Wingdings symbol for stock prices:
I explain how you can Use Windings Symbols in Excel below:
STEP 1: Select the cells that you want to place the symbols in:
From the Font dropdown, select Wingdings:
STEP 2: Now that our cells are able to accept Wingdings symbols, go to Windows Start (Windows 10) > Search Bar > Character Map
If you are have an older version of Windows, go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Character Map
STEP 3: You will now see all the characters! Ensure the Font is Wingdings.
Double click on the symbol you want to use. Click Copy.
STEP 4: Go to your Excel Spreadsheet and click Paste.
Do the rest for the other cells, and you have used Wingdings Symbols!
NOTE: Another way is to click in a blank cell and go to Insert > Symbol > Font: Windings > Insert > Close.
How to Use Windings Symbols in Excel