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How to make the overall font size bigger

  1. #1


    Kathie and Dick Guest

    How to make the overall font size bigger

    We are new to windows vista and I can barely read the print on the desk top
    as well as mail or anything else. I have searched on how to make the print
    larger and it is not just like going into your email and changing the font
    size. Any tips on this issue from people who are familiar with vista.
    Thanks

    --
    Kathie


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  2. #2


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: How to make the overall font size bigger

    Right-click on a blank spot on the desktop, select Personalize.
    On the left, under Tasks, select "Adjust font size (DPI)."
    120 DPI is probably overkill, but you can try it. Otherwise use
    the custom DPI setting: 105-110 DPI seems to work best for most
    people.

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (WLMail)


    "Kathie and Dick" <karpinen@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:%23t$LV%23jeIHA.5208@xxxxxx

    > We are new to windows vista and I can barely read the print on the desk top as well as mail or anything else. I have searched on
    > how to make the print larger and it is not just like going into your email and changing the font size. Any tips on this issue
    > from people who are familiar with vista.
    > Thanks
    >
    > --
    > Kathie
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Kathie and Dick Guest

    Re: How to make the overall font size bigger

    Thank you for the information that helps

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: How to make the overall font size bigger

    Glad to have helped.

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    Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (WLMail)


    "Kathie and Dick" <karpinen@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:uPD6zLleIHA.3756@xxxxxx

    > Thank you for the information that helps


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Big Bill Guest

    Re: How to make the overall font size bigger

    Gary, I set it to 150, found that to be much too large, and now can't seem to
    get the computer to reduce it. Any ideas?

    Bill

    "Gary VanderMolen" wrote:

    > Right-click on a blank spot on the desktop, select Personalize.
    > On the left, under Tasks, select "Adjust font size (DPI)."
    > 120 DPI is probably overkill, but you can try it. Otherwise use
    > the custom DPI setting: 105-110 DPI seems to work best for most
    > people.
    >
    > --
    > Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (WLMail)
    >
    >
    > "Kathie and Dick" <karpinen@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:%23t$LV%23jeIHA.5208@xxxxxx

    > > We are new to windows vista and I can barely read the print on the desk top as well as mail or anything else. I have searched on
    > > how to make the print larger and it is not just like going into your email and changing the font size. Any tips on this issue
    > > from people who are familiar with vista.
    > > Thanks
    > >
    > > --
    > > Kathie
    > >
    >
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: How to make the overall font size bigger

    I don't know. Non-mail issues are not my strong suit.
    The same procedure that allowed you to set it for 150 DPI
    should also be the way to change that setting.
    You may have to boot into Safe mode.
    If you need additional help, try the general Vista newsgroup:
    microsoft.public.windows.vista.general
    --
    Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (WLMail)


    "Big Bill" <Big Bill@xxxxxx> wrote in message news18F1C53-47E4-46CD-AFF6-8B2D856E46ED@xxxxxx

    > Gary, I set it to 150, found that to be much too large, and now can't seem to
    > get the computer to reduce it. Any ideas?
    >
    > Bill
    >
    > "Gary VanderMolen" wrote:
    >

    >> Right-click on a blank spot on the desktop, select Personalize.
    >> On the left, under Tasks, select "Adjust font size (DPI)."
    >> 120 DPI is probably overkill, but you can try it. Otherwise use
    >> the custom DPI setting: 105-110 DPI seems to work best for most
    >> people.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (WLMail)
    >>
    >>
    >> "Kathie and Dick" <karpinen@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:%23t$LV%23jeIHA.5208@xxxxxx

    >> > We are new to windows vista and I can barely read the print on the desk top as well as mail or anything else. I have searched
    >> > on
    >> > how to make the print larger and it is not just like going into your email and changing the font size. Any tips on this issue
    >> > from people who are familiar with vista.
    >> > Thanks
    >> >
    >> > --
    >> > Kathie
    >> >
    >>
    >>
    >>


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