Letters of the alphabet
If you have ever tried printing big letters of the alphabet onto an A4 page, you will probably have discovered the task is quite fiddly to get the letters of the alphabet to fit the A4 page size neatly. Choosing the right sized type and style typeface for maximum impact visually ensures letters will be visually easy to read. Printing big letters of the alphabet can be achieved using a Word Processor such as Microsoft Word or using an online editor such as Google Docs.
Using Microsoft Word to print big letters of the alphabet
To get the letter to fit the page increase the typeface (each typeface will vary in finished size) to around 600-800 pts. Adding font weight (normal, bold, italic) will change the size of the letter. Adjust the page margins down to suit your printer output – suggest approx 10mm/1cm/0.4″.
You might end up with a result like this ~
- The blue highlighted area shows the actual page space this large character in Arial Narrow typeface at 840 pts with BOLD formatting.
- Margins on the page were manually adjusted down to 10mm on all sides.
- Adjusted line spacing also down to various heights from .5 to 1, but these had little impact on centering.
Letters of the Alphabet Templates
An alternative method to create the letters is to use a drawing program such as Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw! to create the letter on the page. This give greater freedom to place the character in EXACTLY the center of the page. Or find some templates online.