Windows Help Files - Small Fonts

  Pesala 11:36 17 Sep 2003

I've tried changing various Windows appearance settings and Internet Explorer font sizes, but the fonts in many of my help files are still to small.

Large = 10 point

Normal = 8 point

Small = 6 point

Even the large print is hard for me to read. How can I increase these font sizes?

  Pesala 11:38 17 Sep 2003

Sorry, I forgot to mention

  Pesala 14:58 17 Sep 2003


  Wak 15:46 17 Sep 2003

I don't know if this will help but in win 98SE the size of the font in the Help files is governed by the size of the text set in Internet Explorer.
Go to IE, View and alter the Text size.

  Pesala 19:51 19 Sep 2003

I tried that before posting my question. It affect the size of fonts in Windows Help, but not in help for other applications - or that is my experience. I have looked at several different help files, and all of them seem to use very small fonts.

  Wak 10:46 20 Sep 2003

In Win 98SE and using Internet Explorer, if you go to View and alter the Text size to LARGEST, this will alter the size of the text in the RIGHT hand panel of the IE Help files. The text in the LEFT panel remains the same as before.
Altering the size of the text in IE does alter the size of the Text in Outlook Express BUT only when PRINTING out the E-mails. (It does in my system, anyway.)
There is also info regarding Font sizes in the Registry under HK Current User and HK Current Config. Maybe comparing the sizes you have in the Registry with someone else's listings might throw some light on the problem??

  Pesala 00:10 04 Oct 2003

Desktop Properties, Settings, Advanced, Display, Large Fonts. I wonder why this is so well hidden?

Anyway the problem is resolved.

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