Frequently Asked Questions
This page is intended to provide you with brief instruction on some of the core features of this website. Click an item in the blue box to the left to view a brief help video or description of the corresponding topic.
Practice - Orientation
The Orientation box allows you to quickly switch between Portrait and landscape orientations. Watch the video for an example.
Practice - Text Size
The Text Size box allows you to adjust the size of the font, and hence the size of the lines, on your worksheet. Watch the video for an example.
Practice - Preview Pane
The Preview Pane provides you with real-time updates of your worksheet to give you a better idea of what your final output will look like. The Preview Pane contains many features and can perform many operations. Watch the video for a detailed example of all of the features enclosed in the Preview Pane.
Practice - Add Words
The Add Word(s)
button allows you to choose words to be placed onto your handwriting paper. The video details different selection methods to help you complete your documents more efficiently.
Practice - Upper/Lower Case
The Upper/Lower Case
button allows you to control the capitalization of the letters in your handwriting worksheets. Watch the video for a detailed example.
Practice - Apply Template
The Apply Template
button provides you with a quick method for adding spaces between words or repeating words as needed. Watch the video for some examples of how you can use this feature to your advantage.
Practice - Clear All
The Clear All
button allows you to quickly reset your handwriting practice words and return to blank lined paper. The video shows you a quick example of this situation.
Practice - Font
selector allows you to quickly choose between our available dashed fonts. Watch the video for a preview of how this control works.
Practice - Create PDF
The Create PDF box allows you to converty your Preview Pane content into a printable PDF for practice. You can also use this box to save your document for later use. The video walks you through both of these operations.
User Tools - Overview
User Tools is a section of Elementary Paper that holds all of your user account information as well as your saved documents. User Tools is the portal through which you register and login to the site. The nice thing about User Tools is that it can be tucked away to a small icon so you have easier access to the main features of the site. Watch the video for an overview of User Tools interaction.
User Tools - Register/Login
This video provides you with an introduction to the Registration and Login pages of User Tools and how to use them.
User Tools - Membership Info
This video walks you through the process of reviewing and updating your account information (username, email, etc...). The video also shows you how to register for a Premium Membership and highlights a few changes to User Tools after you have done so.
User Tools - Saved Documents
See the Create PDF
topic for information on how to save a document. This video shows you how to manage your saved documents and how to load them when you want to re-print them.
At Elementary Paper, all users can access the main functionality of the site without even registering. However, there are many benefits to registering with us and our Membership Levels provide you with even more benefits.
Registered Members can save documents to our database for later use. No need to remember where you stored worksheets printed off last year; you can just come back here, re-create and re-print them as many times as you like.
Premium Members gain the ability to input custom words into handwriting worksheets. Teach your children to write their name, phone number or any other words you can think of. For only $5 per year, you can completely customize every aspect of your handwriting curriculum.
Platinum Members are just Premium Members who we consider to be loyal customers. By checking in with us every so often and by referring others to use Elementary Paper, you can achieve a Platinum Membership level. If you reach this level, your Premium Membership renewal will be discounted from $5 down to $3!
Add Custom Words
If you are a Premium Member, you can create your own lists of words to be used in your handwriting worksheets. This video will show you how to create, edit and delete your word lists and the content within them. Once you have added your words, click here
to learn how to add them to your worksheets.
Changing the Colors
You can now change the colors of everything in your document: top line, bottom line, center line, text, text background and margin (spacer). This information will be saved with the rest of your data when you save a Favorite. However, you'll need to upgrade to a Premium Membership for your colors to show up in your PDF.
Using Your Custom Words
Once you have added your custom words
, you can use them in your handwriting worksheets. The video below shows you where you can find your custom words.