How to make print bigger

goldyMarch 17, 2013

Need your help in finding how to just make the print a little larger.Someone showed me how on my old computer but I just forgot

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breenthumb

Hold down Control key and scroll the mouse wheel. I'm on XP but thinking that may still work on yours.

There is also a nice add-on for Firefox called No-squint, if you use FF.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 1:56PM
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DA_Mccoy

If you are referring to a browser other options to above:

Ctrl+ and Ctrl-

On the toolbar, View>Zoom>(manually select).

DA

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 5:44PM
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mikie_gw

In Internet Explorer, I go into settings and change the web page fonts to Tahoma .. which is slightly larger. Then I can put my Magnifying lens back where it belongs in the kitchen for reading microwave directions on the instant cocoa packets & ingredient lists on the things like little miss debbies.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 7:59PM
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goldy

Someone on this forum gave me a way to adjust the print.To make the lettering larger not to zoom in or out.Keeping my fingers crossed I'm sure that person is still reading this forum.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 8:22PM
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exgm

If you mean for all screens, everything, I think it's the resolution you want to change. What is the operating system?

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 8:26PM
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emma

I always change mine for the PC by right clicking on desktop, then on windows color, then on advanced settings. You just click on the text you want to change and sizes will come up. That is the place I change the glaring white screens to a soft gray. I don't know how it would be for W 8.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 8:32PM
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exgm

Changing the font can definitely work, but make sure you note exactly what you change in a was / is fashion. Sometimes the results are not what you expect across the board. Font scaling is not linear.

That's why I prefer adjusting the resolution slightly.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 8:42PM
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goldy

This was a little scale of numbers 50 to 100 and it was place down in the lower right of the screen.If you wanted to go high or low you would move the bar.It was a Godsend and now no one knows what I'm talking about.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 8:54PM
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DA_Mccoy

If you are referring to IE;

Right click on an empty space of the Toolbar. In the appearing menu make sure the Status Bar entry is checked. On the bottom right will appear 100% with an arrowhead next to it. Click on the arrowhead and a menu with calibrations such as you describe will appear. That may be what you are looking for.

DA

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 9:56PM
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jean_mi_z5

Goldy, I didn't see where you mentioned which browser you used. Could it have been 'no squint' for Firebox that you are looking for? It has a slider bar.

Here is a link that might be useful: no squint

    Bookmark   March 18, 2013 at 7:29AM
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goldy

breenthumb I knew if I kept at it someone would know what I was talking about.You hit the nail on the head.Thankyou.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2013 at 5:25PM
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breenthumb

Glad it helped. I need larger print now, too.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2013 at 7:01PM
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