Is it possible to enlarge fonts in Outlook 2003 Navigation Pane?

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Pete

Hello,

I have a user with a visual disability and she needs big fonts. Recently,

she has said her navigation pane has gone back to the default font settings

and she needs them to be large again. Note: she wants to change only her

Outlook view; she is resisting going to the display settings and using large

fonts there. I need to know if this is possible to do, without making

everything in her windows setup large. I don't see an option to attach a

screen shot, so here is a link to show what area I'm talking about. <a

href="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4019/4440894812_e13513fde8.jpg"> Screen

Shot </a
 
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Roady [MVP]

No, there is no individual setting in Outlook or Windows to only change the

font settings for that panel. Changing the DPI settings (not the resolution

or the Large Fonts theme) is what I would recommend.

Also see;

http://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/fontsizecolor.htm

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"Pete" <Pete> wrote in message

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> Hello,
> I have a user with a visual disability and she needs big fonts. Recently,
> she has said her navigation pane has gone back to the default font
> settings
> and she needs them to be large again. Note: she wants to change only her
> Outlook view; she is resisting going to the display settings and using
> large
> fonts there. I need to know if this is possible to do, without making
> everything in her windows setup large. I don't see an option to attach a
> screen shot, so here is a link to show what area I'm talking about. <a
> href="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4019/4440894812_e13513fde8.jpg"
> Screen
> Shot </a>
 

Brian Tillman

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"Pete" <Pete> wrote in message

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> I have a user with a visual disability and she needs big fonts. Recently,
> she has said her navigation pane has gone back to the default font settings
> and she needs them to be large again. Note: she wants to change only her
> Outlook view; she is resisting going to the display settings and using large
> fonts there. I need to know if this is possible to do, without making
> everything in her windows setup large. I don't see an option to attach a
> screen shot, so here is a link to show what area I'm talking about. <a
> href="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4019/4440894812_e13513fde8.jpg"> Screen
> Shot </a>


The folder name font size in the Navigation Pane is controlled by the Windows

display settings (the Appearance tab of the display properties). There are no

Outlook-based controls for that. The same settings that control the size of

the Windows menu font control the Outlook folder name font.

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Leonid S. Knyshov // SBS Expert

On 3/17/2010 6:53 AM, Pete wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a user with a visual disability and she needs big fonts. Recently,
> she has said her navigation pane has gone back to the default font settings
> and she needs them to be large again. Note: she wants to change only her
> Outlook view; she is resisting going to the display settings and using large
> fonts there. I need to know if this is possible to do, without making
> everything in her windows setup large. I don't see an option to attach a
> screen shot, so here is a link to show what area I'm talking about.<a
> href="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4019/4440894812_e13513fde8.jpg"> Screen
> Shot</a>


You may want to look into enhanced accessibility features offered by

Windows 7

Windows XP's display scaling was fairly clumsy, but it's improved in

Windows 7. Test it and see if that might be an acceptable solution.

Another option is to use Outlook Web Access with Exchange 2007, there

you can scale the web browser view without affecting the rest of the system.

Would adding these folders to her Outlook favorites be sufficient? I

notice you are showing the list folders view.

Leonid S. Knyshov

Try Exchange Online http://bit.ly/free-exchange-trial

 
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