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    Question Excel 2007 Developer Reference - font size to small to be useable

    When I try to use Excel 2007 Developer Reference the details from any of the sub-menus are returned in Tahoma font at 5.5 size.

    Tahoma 5.5 type is completely unreadable with my old eyes on a 21 monitor.

    Do you have any ideas on how to get a more reasonable/readable font & type size as the default?

    I know I can cut & paste the text to a WORD document or use the magnifier, but neither of those are good choices, for a quick look at the help screens.

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    There's a button for the Font size next to the print button.
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    Sorry,

    I dropped part of my explanation when I cut and pasted from my working document. I always compose offline and then post.

    I have already set the Font Size button to Largest, with the 5.5 being the result.

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    Curious. How are you determining the 5.5?
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    What browser are you using? Most modern browsers allow you to adjust the text size by merely holding the Ctrl key while scrolling the mouse button. Or, did I miss your problem completely?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rory View Post
    Curious. How are you determining the 5.5?
    Cut & pasted into WORD, Higlighted text showed font & type size.

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    Browser = IE9. Problem seems to be with MS Help, in particulary 2007 Developer Reference. It first occurred in Excel 2007 Developer Reference, but I have replicated it in the WORD version and both the Online & Offline versions.

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    I'm sure it is one of my MS settings but have run out of ideas as to where to look.

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    I walked through my steps again and it looks like the problem appears when I try to access Help after clicking on the 'Developers' tab, then the 'Visual Basic' tab, and then F1 or the Help tab. But this is true in both EXCEL & WORD.

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