Making text larger in Internet Explorer for OS 8 and 9

Below are the step-by-step instructions on how to increase the font size in Internet Explorer

Follow these steps to increase or decrease the size of the text for the web page you are viewing:

  1. Click on the ' View ' menu with the mouse.
  2. Hover your mouse over ' Text Zoom ' and Choose a different text size from the listed options.

or to to use keyboard shortcuts:

  1. To increase the text size press ' Apple ' and ' + ' (plus) or to decrease the text size press ' Apple ' and ' - ' (minus).

You can also change the standard font size that pages display at, this will only work for some web pages as many sites that have fixed ('hard-coded') the page font size will not change so you will need to use the steps above instead.

To change the standard font size follow these steps:

  1. Click on the ' Edit ' menu and click on ' Preferences ' or press ' Apple ' + ' ; ' . (see Fig 1, below).
  2. If you cannot see a list of bulleted options under ' Web Browser ' click the arrow next to ' Web Browser ' to expand the options list as shown in Fig 1(no keyboard shortcut).

Internet Explorer preferences
Fig 1

  1. Click on the ' Language/Fonts ' section with the mouse or press the ' down ' arrow to highlight - see Fig 2 below.

Fig 2

  1. In the ' Fonts and Size ' section change the font size to by clicking on the drop down box next to ' Size ' and clicking again on the size you want to change it to (no shortcut key ).
  2. Click the ' OK ' button or press ' Enter ' to return to Internet Explorer.

Note: If this does not work it could be because your computer settings cannot be changed due to local IT policies - contact your local IT support for further help.

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