Q&A: How do I change the size text displays in my Web browser?

Originally published in MOREnetworking Vol. 1 No. 3, Dec. 1, 2002

In Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Select View > Text Size.
  3. You may select one of five text sizes: Largest, Larger, Medium (the default size), Smaller and Smallest.

Many websites use cascading style sheets to control the size text displays on their pages. In some cases, this will not allow Internet Explorer’s Text Size to work properly. To overcome this problem, use the following procedure:

  1. Select Tools > Internet Options.
  2. In the General tab, select the Accessibility button.
  3. In the Formatting box, check Ignore font sizes specified on Web pages.

In Netscape 4.x:

  1. Open Netscape.
  2. Select View > Increase Font or Decrease Font, as desired. You may select these commands multiple times.

In Netscape 6.0 or later:

  1. Open Netscape.
  2. Select View > Text Zoom.
  3. Select Smaller or Larger to adjust text size, or
  4. Select one of the preset percentages from the list, or
  5. Select Other and type in the desired percentage.

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hendersonl | Sunday, December 1, 2002 | |


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