Dear Otto: How do I set the default font on MS Word

Thanks to Jacqui Murray for her quick answer to a question asked often about setting default fonts in MS Word. As an OT and ATP working with a variety of individuals with disabilities on the computer often requires addressing and exploring font types, sizes as well as contrast when using the computer. Many individuals continue to use MS Word and for those with presbyopia , dyslexia or low vision / visual impairment conditionsmodifying  the font size and type and spacing  may improve  visual comfort and access.

Jacqui provides this quick solution to setting a default in MS Word…

Dear Otto is an occasional column where I answer questions I get      from readers about teaching tech. If you have a question, please contact me at askatechteacher at gmail dot com and I’ll answe…

Source: Dear Otto: How do I set the default font on MS Word

HT to Jacqui Murray at Ask a Tech Teacher for her helpful blog posts! Check out her website for more great solutions and resources.


About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, ATP, CATIS

OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary students and work environments for adult clients. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision, USC Davis Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education, and home environments. A 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
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2 Responses to Dear Otto: How do I set the default font on MS Word

  1. Thanks so much for the shout out, Carol. It means a lot since you have for a long time been my go-to source for special needs tech.

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