here is what I used:
Press CTRL ALT T, and a command line prompt will appear.
a new window will appear:
To change the default KDE font size, navigate to the Display/Themes/Fonts page, and change the font sizes to your liking.
Unfortunately, for some reason this tweak makes the openoffice fonts very very tiny,and I'm not sure how to resolve it. Suggestions would be wonderful!
There are some other work arounds, like abiword perhaps, but I strongly reommend google docs. here is what it looks like on the eee.
As you can see, it isn't bad. at all. A little cramped, but the eee pc is a little cramped in general.
I recommend docs.google.com in general, because then you don't have to worry about memory wasting, or toting all of your documents on a jump drive. Also it is great for emailing, and having other people make revisions on your documents.
A couple other important tweaks:
When using Firefox, press F11. This will bring the internet window to full screen mode. To exit out of it simply press F11 again. Another great option in firefox, press CTRL + or - to decrease or increase the font size. This will come in handy for those with good or bad eyes.
Also, when in full screen mode in firefox, press alt-tab to toggle between windows, or the home key to bring up the start menu.