Dates / Times
January 24-15, 2019 from 9:00am – 3:30pm

OCALI, 470 Glenmont Ave. - Columbus, OH 43214

Jerry Whittaker, AT & AEM Center Technical Assistance Consultant

Course Description

This two-day workshop will provide comprehensive training on a collection of templates and macros for Microsoft Word for producing large print for paper or electronic devices such as iPads or computers. The templates and macros are limited to Windows versions of Microsoft Word (versions 2010, 2013, or 2016). Participants will receive the templates and macros for use at home or school or for commercial large print production.

Jan. 24, 2019 - Day 1

  • The Large Print Manifesto – a description of what large print should be
  • Installing the large print templates and macros into Microsoft Word
  • Customizing the Word ribbon tabs
  • Introduction to the customized Quick Access Toolbar and Large print tab ribbon
  • Selecting and attaching a large print template to a document
  • Using the styles pane to format text
  • Formatting boxed material; image captions and descriptions, and transcriber notes
  • Automating reference page number identification and formatting
  • Automatic formatting of exercise materials
  • Making Images accessible
  • Alternatives for displaying math
  • Making external hyperlinks useable for both paper and electronic text

Jan. 25, 2019 - Day 2

  • Converting tables to fit the printed page
  • Automatically creating hyperlinked table of contents
  • Applying a smaller or larger font to a completed large print document
  • Extracting text and images from DAISY/NIMAS files
  • Putting it into practice – participants produce an 18 to 20 page document for both printing and for electronic reading
  • Exporting a PDF file for printing or for loading on electronic readers.

Participant Preparation for the Workshop

If available, participants should bring a tablet device. An (iPad (except mini size) with iBooks (free from the Apple App Store) and Adobe Reader. Android tables (with 9.7-inch diagonal screen size or larger) with Adobe Reader will also work. Other PDF readers which allow student responses can also be used.

Participants should have access to a cloud storage account such as iCloud, Dropbox, Box, or One Drive etc. Many cloud storage services provide sufficient space for document transfer a no cost. The storage service must have the ability to share the web address for a document to make it downloadable by someone other than the owner of the cloud account.

Contact Hours

Ten (10) contact hours will be offered for participation in both days



The trainings are limited to the first 15 participants to register.

Deadline for Registration: January 17, 2019

Register Online via OCALI Pass