Converting a Document to Large Print
Some individuals cannot clearly see the traditional ten
to twelve point font sizes and require a document created with larger
If all you have is a paper copy.
Enlarging the document in a copy machine may be
sufficient. Work with the person making the request to produce a
satisfactory enlargement. If, for whatever reason, enlarging by copier
does not work, then the document will need to be put into a computer
word processor (either by scanning or retyping) and then handled as
If you have the document on computer disk.
- The text flow should be single column.
- The font size should be between 18 and 22 points. (Unless
larger is requested)
- Select a "neutral" typeface such as helvetica.
- Use 1.25 line spacing.
- Format the document to "landscape" rather than
- Black print on light yellow paper is considered the most
readable. (Unless a different combination is requested)
- Use 8.5" by 11" paper. (Unless larger is requested)
- Decorative graphics may need to be removed from the document.
Include a brief statement indicating such.
- Essential graphics, charts or tables should either be converted
to text or enlarged in a copier to a size useful to the reader.
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