How to View Wingdings

By Leigh Thompson

Wingdings are a trademarked font of Microsoft. This font changes readable text and displays it as graphics and symbols. This conversion removes all the text and makes it difficult to read. To change Wingdings back to readable text, you need word processing software or any of the software in the Microsoft Office suite. All you need to do to view the Wingding text is to change the font to a readable type.

Microsoft Word

Step 1

Open your file using Microsoft Word.

Step 2

Highlight the text that is in the Wingding font by clicking and holding the mouse button at the beginning of the text. Drag your mouse to select the text.

Step 3

Click the "Home" tab. Click the font drop-down box under the "Font" group. Choose a readable text such as "Georgia" or "Calibri."

Step 4

Click the "OK" button.

OpenOffice Writer

Step 1

Open your file using OpenOffice Writer.

Step 2

Highlight the text that is in the Wingding font by clicking and holding the mouse button at the beginning of the text. Drag your mouse to select the text.

Step 3

Click the "Format" option. Choose "Character" from the list of options. If you have the "Formatting" toolbar showing, you can select a font from the drop-down box.

Step 4

Click the "Font" tab. Change the font type to a readable text.

Step 5

Click the "OK" button.

Microsoft Works

Step 1

Open your file using Microsoft Works

Step 2

Highlight the text that is in the "Wingding" font. Click and hold the mouse button at the beginning of the text. Drag your mouse to select.

Step 3

Click the "Format" option. Choose "Font" from the list of options. If you have the Formatting toolbar showing, you can select a font from the drop-down menu.

Step 4

Click the drop-down box to change your font type.

Step 5

Click the "OK" button.