Dotted Letter Fonts

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated February 24, 2018)
This tip applies to Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003


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If you teach a classroom of budding young scholars, you realize that the first steps on lifelong learning involve the fine skill of reading and writing. One way to help young children learn how to write is to work with individual letters. A common method of teaching the individual letters is to provide practice pages that have the letters formed with a series of dots or dashes. The children can then follow the dashes or connect the dots to create the letters themselves.

If you need to create such practice pages, then finding a font that will do the dotted or dashed letters is important. Fortunately, there are many sources from which you can find such fonts. The following are just a few of the Web sites from which you can download the font for free:

  • http://www.tooter4kids.com/Preschool/teaching_your_child_to_write.htm#Fonts1
  • http://desktoppub.about.com/od/fonts/p/tracefont.htm
  • http://www.bvfonts.com/fonts/fonts.php?show=free&by=date

If the above fonts aren't exactly what you want, you might also check out some specialty fonts or fonts that emulate old dot-matrix printers. There are more dots that make up the letters, and they are closer together. Here are a few places to look:

  • http://www.free-fonts.com/matrix_fonts.html
  • http://www.myfonts.com/browse/keyword/dot/

If you don't mind paying a few dollars, you can also find fonts like this at the following Web sites:

  • http://kidsfonts.mivox.com
  • http://www.fontmenu.com/site/_BlockLetters.html
  • http://www.fonts4teachers.com
  • http://www.netrover.com/~kingskid/Print_Fonts/font.htm

Make sure you take the time to look around and determine which font will work best for your needs. All of the fonts are slightly different, and will therefore produce different results.

You can even take your efforts a step further, and find places on the Web where the practice pages are already put together for you. Here are just a few of the many places where you can find such resources:

  • http://www.handwritingforkids.com/handwrite/cursive.htm
  • http://www.internet4classrooms.com/kplus_writing.htm

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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2019-02-09 20:33:11

Lea

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2018-09-03 02:10:23

June

thanks so much Allen for the print dashed font! I now have my printouts for my preschooler for her name tracing.
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