Typography is the style and appearance of printed matter. This includes, but is not limited to Font size, Alignment, Line spacing, Capitalization, and, yes, even Fonts. Google apps enable users to adjust typography as necessary.

Once you have completed the first lesson, it is highly recommended read the typography websites and watch the videos listed on this page. Then you can practice your new typography knowledge using the 2nd activity for Format menu options.

But first, let's complete a lesson in Word Art and fonts as we review color choice and layout.

Fellow educator Darren Maltais designed the lesson. It has been modified with permission. To access the lesson, click the link and select Use template.

Change font

Change Font Type

  1. Select the text.
  2. Click on the font name.
  3. Scroll down until you see More fonts.
  4. Check the font(s) you want to add.
  5. Select Done.

* Do you need font ideas? Visit fontpair.co.

Word Art

Word Art

  1. Select Insert.
  2. Click on Word art.
  3. Type a title, saying or phrase.
  4. Use Enter on the keyboard to Save. Use ShiftEnter for multiple lines.
  5. Select the Word art.
  6. Change the font type and more.

YOUTUBE PLAYLIST

  • Typography Tutorial - 10 rules to help you rule type by The Futur
  • An Intro to Typography by Karen Kavett
  • Beginning Graphic Design: Typography by GCFLearnFree.org
  • Typography: Lesson TWO by Karen Kavett
  • How to Add More Fonts in Google Docs and Slides

WEBSITES

Resources

The content in the text box is called Lorum Ipsum. It is a space filler written in Latin so that you can “see” what the text will look like. Open this typography practice, select Use template to begin this lesson.

Don't forget to Zoom in so that you can better read the text.

  1. Select the text.
  2. Use multiple options in the Format menu.
    • Font size
    • Align
    • Line Spacing
    • Etc

Remember, yearbooks look great when only 2 fonts are used in various styles. If a Google font is followed by an arrow, click on the arrow to see the multiple styles. You can also use Bold and Italicize to make the same font look different.

Manipulate the size of the text boxes as necessary. Delete paragraphs and sentences are desired. Move the image size templates around to adjust the layout. Repeat on the second page.

Zoom

When working with yearbook text, it is crucial to zoom in to view the writing.

Zoom

Choice 1: Shortcuts
  • Zoom in CTRL + ALT and +
  • Zoom Out CTRL + ALT and -
Choice 2: Icons
  1. Select the zoom icon.
    • Left click to magnify the object.
    • Right-click to decrease magnification.
  2. Don't forget to click the Select arrow icon or the esc key to exit zooming.

Continue...

Learn how to design a yearbook layout using grid lines.