Mac OS X and Font Size?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by seabass069, Feb 12, 2006.

  1. seabass069 macrumors regular

    Oct 5, 2005
    If my display is set to 1680 X 1050, how can I increase my font size, like on my the top toolbar (finder, file, edit, view etc)? When I drop my display size down, my fonts become less clear. Also, when using using MS Word I have to increase my font size to 16. So when I send in my homework my font size is so big that the instructor always write back and tells me to use a font size of 12.

    iMac G5 w/sight 20"
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    You can use Silk from Unsanity to alter menu and dialog fonts. It's not perfect because OS X doesn't really support that kind of thing, but in practice it works pretty well.

    Apple claim to be working on resolution independence for a future OS X release, but they've been promising that for 15 years...

    For Word, why not simply use the zoom thing in the toolbar?
  3. jsw Moderator emeritus


    Mar 16, 2004
    Andover, MA
    One thing: with Word, just increase the magnification of the document, so you won't need to increase the actual font size. Either do this via "View->Zoom..." or just find the little magnification item in the toolbar - right next to the Help icon, I think, by default.

    Edit: too slow... ;)

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