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Unread 27-09-2007, 08:58 AM   #1
Henry88th
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How do I make characters bigger?

Hello all,

Hello all,

I just upgraded to Vista with IE 7 and all texts have gone very small and
unreadable. I tried to increase the text size, but only a fraction of text
gets bigger. Most of the screen remains too small. I tried increasing zoom
but then I have to keep on navigating left to right or vice versa. In
conclusion, is there a way of increasing the text size uniformly without
creating other problems and side effects?

Your help is greatly appreciated.
 
Unread 27-09-2007, 08:58 AM   #2
Smirnoff
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Re: How do I make characters bigger?



"Henry88th" <Henry88th@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B43193EA-CC79-4E4B-B6AC-346BA5F04FBF@microsoft.com...
> Hello all,
>
> Hello all,
>
> I just upgraded to Vista with IE 7 and all texts have gone very small
> and
> unreadable. I tried to increase the text size, but only a fraction of
> text
> gets bigger. Most of the screen remains too small. I tried increasing
> zoom
> but then I have to keep on navigating left to right or vice versa. In
> conclusion, is there a way of increasing the text size uniformly
> without
> creating other problems and side effects?
>
> Your help is greatly appreciated.


You say you tried increasing text size, how?
Did you use View>Text size?


 
Unread 27-09-2007, 08:58 AM   #3
Smirnoff
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Re: How do I make characters bigger?



"Smirnoff" <someone@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
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>
>
> "Henry88th" <Henry88th@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:B43193EA-CC79-4E4B-B6AC-346BA5F04FBF@microsoft.com...
>> Hello all,
>>
>> Hello all,
>>
>> I just upgraded to Vista with IE 7 and all texts have gone very small
>> and
>> unreadable. I tried to increase the text size, but only a fraction of
>> text
>> gets bigger. Most of the screen remains too small. I tried increasing
>> zoom
>> but then I have to keep on navigating left to right or vice versa. In
>> conclusion, is there a way of increasing the text size uniformly
>> without
>> creating other problems and side effects?
>>
>> Your help is greatly appreciated.

>
> You say you tried increasing text size, how?
> Did you use View>Text size?
>

Also, have you got a wheel mouse?
If so, try holding down Ctrl and roll the wheel forward.


 
Unread 27-09-2007, 01:00 PM   #4
Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM
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Re: How do I make characters bigger?

"Henry88th" <Henry88th@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B43193EA-CC79-4E4B-B6AC-346BA5F04FBF@microsoft.com...
> Hello all,
>
> Hello all,
>
> I just upgraded to Vista with IE 7 and all texts have gone very small and
> unreadable. I tried to increase the text size, but only a fraction of text
> gets bigger. Most of the screen remains too small. I tried increasing zoom
> but then I have to keep on navigating left to right or vice versa. In
> conclusion, is there a way of increasing the text size uniformly without
> creating other problems and side effects?
>
> Your help is greatly appreciated.


When View | Text Size doesn't do it you can try Tools | Internet Options,
click the Accessibility button and tell IE to ignore text sizes. The
problem is that so many designers now are coding in the font size instead of
letting the user decide how big it has to be to be read. I was taught, and
still believe, that this is bad programming practice, but more and more are
doing it.

--
Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM
I won't answer email.

 
Unread 28-09-2007, 03:59 AM   #5
red
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RE: How do I make characters bigger?

Just noticed your problem while looking at responses to a problem I am
having. I am not an expert but I was very unhappy with the tiny text size
when I first got Vista. My solution was as follows:
Rt click on empty space on desktop & select Personalize.
On the screen that comes up, left side, click Adj Font Size (DPI)
Click Custon DPI button at bottom.
Place a check mark in Use Windows XP style DPI setting.
In the drop down box, increase the number to 130 & click OK. A dot shows up
in Custom scale and (125 DPI) shows... the XP scale conversion from 130 I
gather.
Click OK again and I think it requires a restart. You can repeat this as
many times as you wish changing the number up or down until things look the
way you like. 130 worked for me but you may like a higher or lower
number.... the bigger the number the bigger the font. Hope this helps. If
not, just reset it to where it was when you started and all goes back to the
way it was.... obviously, make sure you note what it was before you change.


"Henry88th" wrote:

> Hello all,
>
> Hello all,
>
> I just upgraded to Vista with IE 7 and all texts have gone very small and
> unreadable. I tried to increase the text size, but only a fraction of text
> gets bigger. Most of the screen remains too small. I tried increasing zoom
> but then I have to keep on navigating left to right or vice versa. In
> conclusion, is there a way of increasing the text size uniformly without
> creating other problems and side effects?
>
> Your help is greatly appreciated.

 
 

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