Computers and Integration

Make text bigger and clearer

Make text bigger | Make text smaller

You can make text you see on the web easier to read by making it bigger or by changing its font.

Internet Explorer

To change the look and feel of text:

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. From the Tools or cog wheel menu, select Internet Options.
  3. From the Internet Options window, click Fonts.
  4. From the Fonts window, under Webpage font, scroll down and select Verdana.
  5. Click OK to close the Fonts window.
  6. Click OK to close the Internet Options window.

To make text bigger: hold down the CONTROL key and press the plus (+) key repeatedly until you're happy with the size of the text on the screen.

To make text smaller: hold down the CONTROL key and press the minus (-) key repeatedly until you're happy with the size of the text on the screen.

Firefox

To change the look, feel and size of text:

  1. Open Firefox
  2. From the Firefox or Tools menu, select Options.
  3. From the Options window, click the Content tab.
  4. Under Fonts & Colours, select Verdana as the Default font.
  5. Again, under Fonts & Colours, select your desired font size.
  6. Click OK to save your preferences.

Chrome and Safari

To make text bigger: hold down the CONTROL key and press the plus (+) key repeatedly until you're happy with the size of the text on the screen.

To make text smaller: hold down the CONTROL key and press the minus (-) key repeatedly until you're happy with the size of the text on the screen.

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