Serifed fonts have extra decorations on the ends of the letters that can impact on their readability both on-screen and when printed at small sizes. For this reason we recommend the use of sans-serif fonts. Examples of readable sans-serif fonts are given below.

Font Name Example
Arial Arial Font Sample
Verdana Verdana Font Sample
Calibri Calibri Font Sample
Trebuchet MS Trebuchet Font Sample


Cursive and Decorative Fonts

Complicated, cursive, compressed and decorative fonts like the ones below are much less easy to read and should be avoided.

Font Name Example
Edwardian Script Edwardian Script Sample
Snap ITC Snap ITC font sample


Techniques and References

Using Word Styles (Accessible Content)

Set the Default Font in Word