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Text and browser resizing advice

The text on a website can be resized in a number of ways, including through your web browser settings. You can usually choose between resizing the entire web site or resizing the text only. 

If you do not know what browser you are using:

  • Click Help on the menu bar near the top of the browser window.
  • Select About (browser name) from the submenu and a window will appear that displays the browser name and version.

Internet Explorer | Firefox | Navigator | Opera | Safari | Chrome

Internet Explorer (5.0 +)

Please note that at present, this site only supports the zoom method of resizing text in Internet Explorer.

To resize the entire site (zoom method):

Keyboard shortcuts: Press Ctrl and + (plus key) to increase; Ctrl and - (hyphen or minus key) to decrease and Ctrl and 0 to return to normal size.

To resize text only:

  • Select View from the menu bar.
  • Select Text Size from the View dropdown submenu.
  • Choose your text size from the list (the size you are currently using will be marked).

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Mozilla Firefox

Firefox allows resizing of the entire site or text only.

  • Select View on the menu bar.
  • Select Zoom from the View dropdown submenu.
  • Choose Zoom In, Zoom Out or Zoom Text Only from the list.

Keyboard shortcuts: Press Ctrl and + (plus key) to increase; Ctrl and - (hyphen or minus key) to decrease and Ctrl and 0 to return to normal size.

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Mozilla/Netscape Navigator 6.0 or higher

  • Select View on the menu bar.
  • Select Text Zoom from the View dropdown submenu.
  • Choose your size from the list (the size you are currently using will be marked).

Keyboard shortcuts: Press Ctrl and + (plus key) to increase; Ctrl and - (hyphen or minus key) to decrease.

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Opera 7.0 or higher

Opera does not offer a resize text only feature.

  • Select View on the menu bar.
  • Select Zoom from the View dropdown submenu.
  • Choose your size from the list (the size you are currently using will be marked).

Keyboard shortcuts: Using the number pad,  use + to increase, - to descrease and * to snap back to normal.)

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Safari

Safari offers methods to resize the whole site or the text only.

  • Click View on the menu bar.
  • Choose Zoom In or Zoom Out or Zoom Text Only.

Keyboard shortcuts: Press Command/Apple and + (plus key) to increase; Command/Apple and - (hyphen or minus key) to decrease and Command/Apple and 0 to return to original size.

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Google Chrome

Google Chrome does not offer a resize text only feature.

  • Select View on the menu bar.
  • Select Zoom In or Zoom Out from the View dropdown submenu.

Keyboard shortcuts: Press Ctrl and + (plus key) to increase; Ctrl and - (hyphen or minus key) to decrease and Ctrl and 0 to return to normal size.

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