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How to change text size in Internet Explorer

Some web sites use larger text while others use small, hard-to-read text. To change the size of text that appears on a web page in Internet Explorer, follow one of the two procedures below.

To change text size:

To make the text that is displayed in your web browser larger or smaller, click View on Internet Explorer's menu bar. From the drop-down menu, select Text Size. The five choices for text size will appear: Largest, Larger, Medium, Smaller, and Smallest. Medium is selected by default, but you can choose the size that you want. To change to a different size, just go back to the View menu and choose a new size.

Internet Explorer saves the selection that you make. If you load a new web page, or close and reopen your browser, the text size will remain at the level that you've chosen, until you choose differently.

To zoom:

Another way to alter text size is to use the Zoom feature. Zoom increases or decreases text size, but it will also make everything else on the page (such as graphics) larger or smaller as well. Zoom options can be found under the View menu, next to Zoom. You can choose a preset percentage to zoom, or enter a custom value, or just go larger or smaller by stepped increments.

The nice thing about zoom is that it has keyboard shortcuts associated with it, unlike the Text Size feature. By pressing [CTRL][+] you can zoom in (make everything appear larger) and [CTRL][-] will zoom out. If you want to reset the zoom value back to the standard view, press [CTRL][0]. These shortcuts will affect text size, but only in proportion with everything else on the page.

Some web sites (such as Yahoo) are designed so that the Text Size feature won't override the text size specified in the site's code. For sites like these, you can use the Zoom feature to enlarge or reduce text size.

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change font size in e mail


The printer prints whatever it's told to by the computer. Your printer really doesn't control the fonts.

When you are printing stuff from the internet (web pages, email, etc.) the reason for the small print is that it is related to the size of the monitor and it's viewing setup (the higher the screen resolution, the smaller the print will be when printing it out even though it looks good on the monitor).

One way you can make the print larger when printing internet stuff & emails is by changing the print view size on the screen to a larger size in your web browser (this is separate from your other setting you've already setup). Go to the menu bar at the top (i.e. Internet Explorer), click on "View," then "Text Size" then select a size like "Larger" or "Largest" (something higher than what you're currently set to.)

Another method is to go to your menu bar at the top of your web browser, click on "File" then "Print Preview". At the top of the window there should be a small window with "Shrink To Fit" in it. Click the arrow for a drop down list and choose something probably above 90% or more (maybe 100 or 125%) and see how it changes the print size of what is to be printed out.

The only other method is to copy & paste the text into a text editing software like Word and adjust the text size there. If you're using a text program, then you simply adjust the size of the text to a 12 or 14 point, or larger, font size (adjust depending on the font and size you need) and that should do the trick.

Apr 21, 2012 | Canon PIXMA MP470 All-in-One Printer

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I wauld like to make the lettering larger and add this to my toolbar.The lettering is so small i am getting eye strain!!!


If you mean you want to see the text in your internet browser larger, then in Internet Explorer explorer left-click 'View' (in toolbar next to 'Edit') and then slide down to text size and select larger or largest. In Firefox, select Tools, then Options, then Conten (third tab on top), then change the font size by selecting a larger number from the drop-down menu that currently should be shoung a number across from the font type (like Times New Roman). Sorry I can't increase the size of this text for you to read this solution.

P.S. Both I.E and Firefox have zoom functions under 'View' to temporarily zoom in or out on text and images.

Jan 16, 2011 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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how to change print size


The printer prints whatever it's told to by the computer. Your printer really doesn't control the fonts.

When you are printing stuff from the internet (web pages, email, etc.) the reason for the small print is that it is related to the size of the monitor and it's viewing setup (the higher the screen resolution, the smaller the print will be when printing it out even though it looks good on the monitor).

One way you can make the print larger when printing internet stuff & emails is by changing the print view size on the screen to a larger size in your web browser (this is separate from your other setting you've already setup). Go to the menu bar at the top (i.e. Internet Explorer), click on "View," then "Text Size" then select a size like "Larger" or "Largest" (something higher than what you're currently set to.)

Another method is to go to your menu bar at the top of your web browser, click on "File" then "Print Preview". At the top of the window there should be a small window with "Shrink To Fit" in it. Click the arrow for a drop down list and choose something probably above 90% or more (maybe 100 or 125%) and see how it changes the print size of what is to be printed out.

The only other method is to copy & paste the text into a text editing software like Word and adjust the text size there. If you're using a text program, then you simply adjust the size of the text to a 12 or 14 point, or larger, font size (adjust depending on the font and size you need) and that should do the trick.

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In outlook express and internet explorer use the view button on menu bar to change the text size.

Aug 04, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition with...

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printer using small type font size when printing from web pages


Hi,

I am sorry to say that font size cannot be changed from the All-in-One software. It can only be changed from the application which you are using to print.
you can use Smart Web printing software to print webpages:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00793678&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en

also, perform the steps below:
Change Text Size in Internet Explorer
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1. Select the "View" option from the main menu at the top of the browser window. Use the mouse or press the ALT + v keys. A drop down menu will appear.
2. Select the "Text Size" option from the drop down menu. Use the mouse or press the x key.
A sub menu option window will appear containing the following five choices: "Largest", "Larger", "Medium", "Smaller" and "Smallest". "Medium" is the default value.
3. Select from among the five options by using the mouse to highlight or by pressing the appropriate keyboard letter, i.e. g for "Largest", l for "Larger", m for "Medium", s for "Smaller" or a for "Smallest."
The size of the text displayed in the browser window will change in accordance with your choice.
Change Text Size in Mozilla/Netscape 6+
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1. Select the "View" option from the main menu at the top of the browser window. Use the mouse or Windows users can press the ALT + v keys. A drop down menu will appear.
2. Select the "Text Zoom" option from the drop down menu. Use the mouse or press the z key.
A sub menu window will appear containing three sets of options for changing displayed text size:
a. Increase or decrease the text size by small amounts. Select either the "Smaller" or the "Larger" option. Use the mouse to select "Smaller" or "Larger"; alternatively, press the appropriate
shortcut: CTRL - (minus) for "Smaller", CTRL + (plus) for "Larger". The size of text displayed in the browser window will increase or decrease by small amounts in accordance with your choice.
b. Change the text size to one of 7 pre-defined percentages of the default: 50, 75, 90, 100, 120, 150 and 200 percent. Select from among the 7 pre-defined percentages. Use the mouse to highlight your choice or the appropriate keyboard short cut, i.e. 5 for 50%, 7 for 75%, 9 for 90%, z for 100% (the default), 1 for 120%, 5 for 150% or 2 for 200%.
The size of the text displayed in the browser window will change in accordance with your choice.
c. Change the text size to an arbitrary percentage of the default, e.g. 300%, 37.5%.
Select the "Other Options" menu item. Use the mouse to highlight your choice or press the o shortcut key.
A pop up input window titled "Text Zoom" will appear.
Type in the percentage amount by which you wish to change the default text size. Click on OK or press the ENTER key.
The size of the text displayed in the browser window will change in accordance with the value you enter in the input field.
These three options may be used separately or in combination.
Change Text Size in Firefox 1.0
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1. From the Firefox Menu Bar select View>Text Size>Increase
2. This will cause the text to display on the web page one size larger. However this is a temporary change.
Or use the keyboard:
1. Press Ctrl & +/-, or Ctrl & scroll down/up to increase/decrease the text size.
To make a permanent font size change:
1. From the Firefox Menu Bar,
a. Windows: select Tools>Options. Select 'General'
b. Macintosh: select Preferences.
2. Click on 'Fonts & Colors'.
3. Set the font sizes. Minimum font size.can also be set.
Change Text Size in Opera
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1. Select the "View" option from the main menu at the top of the browser window. Use the mouse to make a selection or press the ALT + v shortcut keys. A drop down menu will appear.
2. Select the "Zoom" option from the drop down menu. Use the mouse or press the z key.
A sub menu will appear containing the following options: 50, 80, 90, 100 (the default), 120, 150, 200 percent. In addition, there are four more options that make percentage increments or decrements to text size: -100, +100, -10 and +10 percent.
Select from among the options by using the mouse to highlight your choice.
The size of the text displayed in the browser window will change in accordance with your choice.
* Alternately, use the + (plus) and - (minus) keys on your keyboards number pad, or the Zoom selector in the toolbar.

Mar 15, 2009 | HP PSC 2355 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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