Dingbats and Wingdings: Part 3 of Fun Things You Never Knew You Could Do With Your Computer
Today I’m sharing 3 different posts, each highlighting some “Fun Thing You Can Do With Your Computer.” Instead of putting them all together in one post, I’ve posted each one separately so if you wish to refer back to any of these later, you won’t have to scroll through lots of info to get to what you need.
For future reference, you’ll find this post and other Blogging Tips and Tutorials under the DIY/Blogging category at the top of BNOTP home page.
Character Maps: Dingbats and Wingdings:
Have you ever heard of Dingbats and Wingdings. They are little symbols, shapes, and fonts you may wish to use occasionally in your writing.
Here’s the definition of what a character and character map is from the Windows site:
If you have a computer with a Windows operating system, character maps are already available on your computer.
Here’s a tiny example of just some of the fun dingbat/wingding symbols you’ll find. There are zillions!
To find the Character Map on your windows computer so you can see what’s available, do the following:
Click on the start Menu
Go to: All Programs
Click on the Accessories (folder)
Click on System Tools (folder)
Click on Character Map
Be sure to click on the drop down menu at the top to see the hundreds of different character maps and characters available. The number of available choices is mind-boggling!
To actually access/use one of the little character images in a document, you can use your arrow keys to scroll through all the images. Once you find an image you wish to use:
Click on the character you wish to use.
Click “Select” which selects the character
Click on “Copy”
Click on your document where you wish to insert the character
Right Click and select “Paste” and your character should appear
You can resize the image as you see fit for your document.
Have fun playing with all these fun options!
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