How to Write in Different Fonts

Title page: How to Write in Different Fonts

 

It’s always good to have a few different fonts in your repertoire to choose from. 


To start, you want to have an all caps, a cursive, and a print. If you’re in a logistical mood, the caps font usually comes out. If you’re writing a personal letter, you will probably write with cursive. Writing a note to a young person, or filling in professional forms? You’ll likely pull out the print. 


Since middle school, I would find a cute font I wanted on the computer and use my mom’s printer and scrapbook supplies to print it out and mount it nicely to cardstock. Then, I would put the card in the front of my binder and use it as a reference as I wrote out my assignments all day. After practicing for a while, I could write in that font without looking at the card, and I began to get better and better at writing in different fonts.


You can do the same!


You can try any type of font you want, just to have more fun with your letters, planner, to do lists, and notes!


It’s easy! I’ll give you an example.



How to Write in Different Fonts: Copy a Registered Font
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First, open Google Docs or Microsoft Word.
Then, type a full alphabet of capital letters.

Do the same with lowercase letters.
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Get in a few symbols.
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It should look like this
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A B C D E F G H
I J K L M N O P 
Q R S T U V
W X Y Z
 
a b c d e f g h
i j k l m n o p 
q r s t u v
w x y z
 
$!?,.@&()*[]{}#
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Then, highlight all and change the font to the one you’d like to copy.

 

You can either copy this by hand on a journal page or notecard, or you can print it out and trim it down in size to keep in your journal or notebook, or stuck to your white board or whatever.

How to Write in Different Fonts. Pictured: white board, notebook with letters written on page, paper with letters written on it mounted on cardstock. A marker practicing the sentence, "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog"


Try out one new font for the next week or two! Then switch to a different one. Your to do lists will be adorable if you keep trying different things, guaranteed.


Practicing different fonts is also going to help you find a better natural script. Your hand will learn new letter formations, and you’ll find yourself substituting some of the ones you’ve used for years for the new ones you stole from other fonts. Your natural handwriting will get more refined and hopefully, neater and more like you.


In case you need some font inspiration, here are a few of my picks for fonts to copy. They are all available in Google Docs.

For even more font ideas, check out this Pinterest board!

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