Microsoft Word Checklist

File Setup


  • Does the document utilize recommended fonts (i.e., Times New Roman, Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Helvetica, or Calibri)?
  • Are heading styles organized in a hierarchal and logical fashion, with consecutive headings (i.e., no missing heading levels)?
  • Is the list style being used, as opposed to manually typed characters (e.g. Hyphens, numbers, or graphics)?
  • Is content clear and concise?
  • Is all text logical in the Outline View?
  • Do all URLs contain descriptive hyperlinks (i.e., avoid generic phrases like “click here”; instead, use phrases that let users know about the content of the linked page prior to selecting it)?
  • Is the color contrast ratio between foreground text and background color sufficient?



Accessibility Check