Font Size

Windows XP | Windows Vista | Windows 7 | Other Windows Themes & Color Settings |

You cannot make the font larger in the Reporter per se, but a way to make fonts larger overall is to change the screen resolution. The sight challenged customers of whom we are familiar decrease the screen resolution because they need larger fonts across the whole computer system, not just the Reporter. If it's currently set at 1024 to 768, for instance, slide the setting to 800 x 600.

Windows XP

The setting in Windows XP is reached from a blank spot on the desktop.

Right-click Desktop | Properties | Settings tab | Screen Resolution

Settings Tab

Right-click Desktop | Properties | Settings tab | Screen Resolution

If it's currently set at 1024 to 768 or higher, slide the setting to 800 x 600.

Click Apply to try out your changes while leaving the Display Properties dialog box open.

DPI - To change Font Size throughout Windows in XP [Reporter v5.7 and higher]

Enlarging the DPI [dots per inch] will increase font size on the desktop and in some Windows programs. Unfortunately, it only increases the menu font size in the Reporter, while the list of Volunteers, etc., remains the original size. So all you can do here is be sure the size is on Normal or Large, not on small.

On the Display Properties | Settings tab click the Advanced button .

Make sure the DPI setting is Normal or Large, not on small.

Appearance Tab

Some of the Items allow you to increase the font size. Select and adjust each on from the drop-down list one at a time. You might find these settings useful for some programs and Windows in general, but they will not affect the font size in the Reporter.

Windows and buttons: Windows XP style uses larger fonts than Windows Classic style.

Font size: Normal | Large Fonts | Extra Large Fonts

As before, you can click Apply to try out your changes but leave the Display Properties dialog box open. OK saves your settings and closes.

Windows Vista

DPI - To change Font Size throughout Windows in Vista

Windows 7

Font Size

Not all of these settings affect the font size in the Reporter.

DPI

Resolution

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