Write on Chalkboard Using MS Paint

Let me share you a small tip which I learned during my first months of e-learning job. This one is regarding the fonts which we use to make our e-learning courses appealing. I know there are a lot of professional as well as artistic fonts available online to be used while designing your e-learning course. Of course, some fonts look exactly like the hand written letters or the chalk-drawn ones.

Here, I want to share a simple method to create chalk-written letters (or images). Apart from PowerPoint, what I use additionally to create the letters is the MS Paint version available with Windows 7.

You can use the image of a chalk board in PowerPoint seen as below. You can browse the image of a chalkboard from net or you can find one in the PowerPoint's clip arts section itself.

If you don’t have the chalk-written fonts installed on your computer, try doing the steps which are described below.

Open your MS Paint (Windows 7) and manage some blank white space.
2 Replies
Margaret Jacobs

This is very cool, I'll be honest have not thought about using MS Paint in this way.  Tom Kuhlmann did a post on this blog in January that you might find interesting, it is about SimpleDiagrams.  Here's the link to the post:

http://www.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/a-free-tool-free-graphics-to-simplify-your-e-learning-course-design/

Tom Thomas

Hi Margaret,

Even I did not think about the application of MS Paint in the creation of e-learning modules. Well, you could say, it was something which I found from 'serendipity'; through my long-term fascination with MS Paintbrush.

Thanks for posting Tom Kuhlman's link.  I already had gone through this post about SimpleDiagrams several times, since I get his blog updates regularly through e-mail subscriptions.