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There are tons of free dingbat fonts available for download. And they’re great to use for your training and e-learning courses. Here’s what you already know:

Great! But what about managing those fonts and quickly previewing the icons and images you can use? It’s a pain to review them one-by-one.

Here’s an easy way to manage all of those free fonts and preview the ones you want to use to create graphic and icon files for your courses and presentation.

Free PowerPoint Template

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You can download the PowerPoint template here. I made a simple video to show how to use it. Essentially you select the font characters and apply the dingbat font to see the correlation between the keystroke and what it produces.

Here are the basic steps:

  • Create a slide for the font characters. I like to create a single slide for each wingding font.
  • Select the characters (watch the video to see how you only select the letters you want to change).
  • Apply the wingding font to the selected characters.
  • This gives you a single screen with all of the characters and corresponding keystroke.
  • If you want to save the slide, type in the name of the font for quick reference.

Click here to view the video.

As a bonus (and slightly different approach) Taylor at Nuts & Bolts Speed Training offers his free font cutter solution and a number of icons.

What do you do to manage and preview those wingding type fonts?


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8 responses to “Free PowerPoint Template to Manage Free Fonts”

good realize and downloaded a bunch of these free simple and icon fonts.
convert free those fonts to editable vector shapes
Here’s a straightforward thanks to manage all of these free fonts and preview those you would like to use to make graphic and icon files for your courses and presentation

July 11th, 2017

I’d like to add a quick cautionary note about downloaded fonts of any kind, “normal” or wingding. Computer viruses and the like can be transmitted through font files. So, it’s a good idea to make sure your virus scanner takes a look at the file before you open/install/run it.

This is great! Much cleaner and nicer than what I developed for myself. Thanks Tom.

July 11th, 2017

@Jennifer: good reminder to always have a AV program running and to be careful when downloading free content

July 11th, 2017

@Tricia: thanks, hope you get some value out of it

Thanks – this is a great tool!

July 17th, 2017

Thanks for the template, Tom. It shows some great thought put into its use. When I changed the symbol font, the text box matching the first blue guide box had a dozen or more symbols in it. What is supposed to be in that box?

July 23rd, 2017

Nothing should be in the blue guide box. Not sure how anything would show up in there.