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Setting the default font size composing mail in aol browser

Good morning, I have read all of your solutions, but can't find one for mine. My dad uses aol as his browser, and would like to set the default font at 14 when he composes mail (he does not use broadband or dial-up, but rather Comcast high speed internet). The default setting is at either 10 or 12, and he hates having to use the arrow you have mentioned, to change the font size every time he responds to and composes mail. Can you please help us? Thank you

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  • pudfree Nov 21, 2008

    Hi, your solution sounds is the process. I go to on high speed internet. Over at the right are four boxes of different mail to sign into. So, I double click AOL Mail, and sign in. There is a black band at the top, and on the right hand side there is a little "settings" and a little "help" sign. When I click that "settings" sign, a band comes up vertically on the left hand side of the screen that has "General" "Accounts" "Compose" etc. none of which lead me to the font adjustment place you mentioned....I really appreciate your help Jeff. Hope you can help with this. Thanks much. PeeWee B.



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Hi - no problem. I can help you out. When signed on to AOL, look at your top tool bar. Click on Settings. This will open the Help window. After the Help window opens, look under the "T" section and click on Text and Font. Clicking on this will open a smaller box labeled Font and Text settings. After the box is open you can change the size and look of your font. Just use the little arrows next to the font and size. The sample will change to show you how it will look in your emails. You can also change the color, bold or not, italics or not, etc. if you wish. It's all there. Once the sample looks the way your dad wants his text in his emails to look, just click on the Save button at the bottom of the box and you'll be all done. If this solves the problem PLEASE rate this as fixed. If you need more help just add a comment and I'll be happy to assist you further. Thanks.


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    Jeffrey Pemberton Nov 22, 2008

    Hi Pee Wee B. - My mistake. But if you're using Comcast High Speed Internet you are actually using using Broadband. I use Comcast. Do you have a cable modem ? So your dad opens Internet Explorer or Firefox or whatever and then goes to If that is the case I don't think he can make a permanent change to his font or text size. I'm still checking though. If there isn't a way to do it please don't even rate this as I was just the messenger and it will hurt my ratings. May I ask if you (he) ever considered just downloading the AOL software and using that ? It has many advantages over going to AOL through a web browser and it's free. When you set it up you set it up as a free account and you're all set. Don't even have to open your web browser to get to AOL. You can keep your same screen name and password. In case your worried about setting it up I'd be more than happy to help you do it. It's fairly easy. I'm still checking on your original question but I would advise downloading the software. It's compatible with Vista. I use AOL and use the free account. The only thing you don't get with the free account is tech support but you have me if you need anything. Let me know. I'll talk you soon. Thanks.




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