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How to make text larger in Internet Explorer for Windows

How to make text larger in Internet Explorer for Windows

Instructions

Open the ' View ' menu with the mouse or by pressing 'Alt' + 'V'.

Select the ' Text Size ' option with the mouse or by pressing ' X ', Fig 1.

Choose your preferred text size with the mouse or by using the up and down arrow keys and pressing ' Enter ' or by clicking on it.

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Fig 1

The text on our website should now have changed to reflect your choice.

Some websites have fixed the size of their text ('hard-coded') and as a result these websites will not show the change you have just made. If you would like to use your larger text on these sites follow the following steps:

Click on the ' Tools ' menu with the mouse or press 'Alt '+'T'.

Click on 'Internet Options' option with the mouse or press 'O'. You should now see the ' Internet Options ' box as shown in Fig 2, below.

Click on the ' Accessibility ' button which is highlighted with a red circle in Fig 2 with the mouse or press ' Alt '+ ' E '.

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Fig 2

Click the ' Ignore font sizes specified on web page ' checkbox to add a tick or press ' Alt '+' Z ' as shown in Fig 3.

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Fig 3

Click the ' OK ' button twice with the mouse or press ' Enter ' twice, 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.

Created on: April-18-2013

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