How to Create a Wingdings Arrow

By Joanne Mendes

Adding a Wingdings arrow to a document, email or instant message is fast and easy and there are many different arrow Wingdings to choose, from the practical to the whimsical. There are two simple ways to create a Wingdings arrow: through the font menu or by using keyboard shortcuts.

Using the Font Menu

Step 1

Open the font pull-down menu of your word processor and click "Wingdings 3."

Step 2

Press the "Q" key to create this arrow: --.

Step 3

Press the "P" key to create this arrow: --.

Step 4

Press the "I" key to create this arrow: ↓.

Step 5

Press the "O" key to create this arrow: ↨.

Step 6

Press the "F" key to create this arrow: ←.

Step 7

Press the "G" key to create this arrow: '.

Step 8

Press the "H" key to create this arrow: '.

Step 9

Press the "A" key to create a 3-D arrow pointing to the right.

Step 10

Press the "D" key to create a 3-D arrow pointing to the left.

Using Keyboard Shortcuts

Step 1

Hold the "Alt" key and type "23" using the numeric keypad. Release the Alt key to create this arrow: ↨.

Step 2

Hold the "Alt" key and type "24" using the numeric keypad. Release the Alt key to create this arrow: '.

Step 3

Hold the "Alt" key and type "25" using the numeric keypad. Release the Alt key to create this arrow: ↓.

Step 4

Hold the "Alt" key and type "26" using the numeric keypad. Release the Alt key to create this arrow: '.

Step 5

Hold the "Alt" key and type "27" using the numeric keypad. Release the Alt key to create this arrow: ←.

Step 6

Hold the "Alt" key and type "28" using the numeric keypad. Release the Alt key to create this arrow: ".

Step 7

Hold the "Alt" key and type "30" using the numeric keypad. Release the Alt key to create this arrow: --.

Step 8

Hold the "Alt" key and type "31" using the numeric keypad. Release the Alt key to create this arrow: --.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can also create Wingdings arrows that point at an angle, have no fill or have arrow tips on both ends by using the Wingdings 3 font and the letter keys on your computer keyboard.