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    Wingdings Char. Codes (2000 SR1)

    Hi,

    When you select Insert -> Symbol and choose 'Wingdings' you can press any key to select a particular symbol.

    Instead of randomly trying to find the one I need, how can I get a list of which keys correspond to which symbol?

    Thanks,

    m.q.

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    Re: Wingdings Char. Codes (2000 SR1)

    I usually just either type the list of characters (A-Z upper case and lower case, numbers, other characters) in a new document, press return, copy the line and change the second line to Wingdings (or whatever font I'm looking for. Basic, but works.

    You can improve this by using tabs between characters or putting them in table cells so they line up properly ...

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    Re: Wingdings Char. Codes (2000 SR1)

    Hi Musab,

    If it is for Windings then you can have a copy of my trusty "Secret Message Decoder Ring".

    (Just to clarify, why I have such an item laying around, <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> during the recent slew of email I received on the "Wingdings flight number hoax", I started replying with the real info and the attached file)

    Also note that the Insert/Symbol dialog box is one you can leave open and continue to work back in the document.
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    Re: Wingdings Char. Codes (2000 SR1)

    Hi BAM (is this you, Bob?)

    It's not very nice that the "Insert>Symbol"-dialog (in Word2000) doesn't give you the information directly. But if you have the status bar displayed, it will show you a message "Inserts Wingdings character XXX" if you click on any character. You can then use Alt-0XXX to type the character. This works with all decorative fonts.
    I have posted a file to make a table for any decorative font <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&Board=wrd&Number=77886&page=4 &sb=5&o=0&vc=1#Post77886>here</A>.

    <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>Regards, Klaus

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    Re: Wingdings Char. Codes (2000 SR1)

    Hi Klaus,

    Bob who?? <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>

    Nah, I swiped Bob's 'secret decoder ring' and started sending it out (Actually, I asked permission of course).

    Although it appears Bob may have gotten the idea from you??? (btw, if he included the Lounge in his support list I would start to wonder if he were more than one person. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> )

    Very cool document and what a fantastic idea! <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>

    That's definitely one for the personal 'library' (If you don't mind of course <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> )

    As an additional note, have you considered submitting this to the MS MVP FAQ as an addition to your other fantastic articles?
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    Re: Wingdings Char. Codes (2000 SR1)

    Hi BAM,

    I must confess I didn't submit any of the articles: They were written up by Dave Rado (another guy who seems too darn good to be real) ...
    But I'll try to make amends by sending him something: thank you for the suggestion (and encouragement)!

    <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>Regards, Klaus

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