[pcductape] Re: Small print

  • From: "Carl" <ctm007@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2003 08:20:55 -0500

Hi Scott,

Thanks for the suggestions.

Carl

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Scott McNay" <Wizard@xxxxxxxx>
To: "Ctm007" <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, June 09, 2003 7:42 AM
Subject: [pcductape] Re: Small print


> 
> Hi Carl,
> 
> Monday, June 9, 2003, 7:11:52 AM, you wrote:
> 
> C> I'm not sure which address is correct for pcductape for computer
> C> problems so I am trying them all. I understand that if one throws
> C> mud at a wall for enough times eventually some of it will stick.
> C> :-)
> 
> I got this through the FREELISTS address.
> 
> C> My problems is my new computer running Windows xp home has the
> C> smallest text size and it's difficult for an older person (like me)
> C> to read. I did config Internet Explorer 6 to use the largest text
> C> size and it is still small. I went to Control Panel, Display and
> C> selected a theme with the largest text size and now my top menu bar
> C> and my scroll bars do have large text but the programs are still
> C> smallest text size. For example, Quicken has the smallest text as
> C> well as the address book in Outlook Express.
> 
> Go to Display -> Settings, and change the screen resolution to suit
> you, if necessary.  Then, go to Display -> Appearance and change the
> font size to suit.  You may have to restart in order for all
> applications to correctly show the new size.  Once you get it mostly
> ok, but still want to do some tweaking, click on the Advanced button,
> and adjust the font in specific places that it's needed.
> 
> Note that may web pages hard-code the font sizes, which makes them
> basically user-unfriendly. Check the IE options to see what it says
> about overriding the fonts on the page. Also look at the accessibility
> stuff. If you run across such site, write to them and complain. Remind
> them that the percentage of older people is increasing, and older
> people with computers tend to have more money than younger people with
> computers.  And, just in case they're inclined to blow you off, remind
> them that most people won't even bother to write; they'll just go
> elsewhere without saying anything.
> 
> --Scott.
> 
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