Using Your Browser to Resize the Text on This Website

In the event you would like to further adjust your font size please refer to the instructions below for your specific web browser. Note that some web pages may display incorrectly if you increase or decrease the text size.

Resizing Browser Fonts

Internet Explorer 5+

In the menu at the top of your browser window labeled 'View' there is an item labeled 'Text Size', which opens a sub-menu. This sub-menu should have the items 'Largest', 'Larger', 'Medium', 'Smaller', and 'Smallest'. One of these items should be marked; this is your current font size. Selecting a higher font size will make the letters on the website larger (and possibly easier to read), while a lower font size will make the letters smaller, letting you see more of the web page at once. In later versions, the View menu also has a Zoom option, which increases or decreases the entire page.

The following keyboard shortcuts control page size when Zoom is selected:

  • Press Ctrl++ to increase the page size.
  • Press Ctrl+- to decrease the page size.
  • Press Ctrl+0 (zero) to reset the page size to the web page's default size.

Netscape 6+, Fire Fox (Mozilla - Gecko)

In the menu at the top of your browser window labeled 'View' there is an item labeled 'Text Zoom' with a percentage in parentheses. In later versions of this brower there is a Zoom Text Only option which makes the controls apply only to text, not images. When you select this item a sub-menu will open which gives you a number of self-explanatory options for changing your font size. Alternately, you can hold down the keyboard key labeled 'Ctrl' and press the keys '+' or '-' to increase or decrease your font size, respectively. Increasing your font size will make the text on the webpage larger (and possibly easier to read), while decreasing your font size will make the text smaller, enabling you to see more of the webpage without scrolling.

You can change the size of text on any web page with Text Zoom you can select as follow:

  1. At the top of the Firefox window, click the View menu, then go to Zoom.
  2. Select Zoom Text Only, which will make the controls only apply to text, not images.

The following keyboard shortcuts control text size when Text Zoom is selected:

  • Press Ctrl++ to increase the text size.
  • Press Ctrl+- to decrease the text size.
  • Press Ctrl+0 (zero) to reset the text size to the web page's default size.

Note that some web pages may display incorrectly if you increase or decrease the text size.

Chrome 31+

The top right of the browser shows a button graphic with three horizontal lines stacked on top of one another indicating that a drop down menu of options is available. Click on the button to view the menu options and scroll to the Zoom option. Click on the + sign to increase the page size, click on the - sign to decrease the page size, or click the area with two brackets shaped like this: [  ] to make the web page full screen.

The following keyboard shortcuts are used to control page size:

  • Press Ctrl++ to increase the page size.
  • Press Ctrl+- to decrease the page size.
  • Press Ctrl+0 (zero) to reset the page size to the web page's default size.

To resize text only, click on the button to view the menu options and click on the Settings option. Scroll to the Show advanced settings link at the bottom of the page and click on it. Change the font sizes under the Web content heading, with the following items: 'Very Large', 'Large', 'Medium', 'Small', and 'Very Small'

Safari 1.0+, 5.1+

In previous versions of Safari, the menu at the top of your browser has a window labeled 'View' containing two items labeled "Make Text Bigger" and "Make Text Smaller". Alternately, you can hold down the "command" key (the one with the apple logo on it) and press the keys '+' or '-' to increase or decrease your font size, respectively. In subsequent versions, an icon in the top right of the browser is clickable to accesses the menu. Scroll to the Zoom option, then click Zoom In to increase the page size or click on Zoom Out to decrease the page size, or click on the Zoom Text Only option to only increase the text on the page.

The following keyboard shortcuts are used to control page size:

  • Press Ctrl++ to increase the page size.
  • Press Ctrl+- to decrease the page size.
  • Press Ctrl+0 (zero) to reset the page size to the web page's default size.

Opera 18+

Click on the Opera graphic in the upper left corner of the browser. To the right of the word Zoom in the drop down menu is a left arrow and a right arrow with a percentage value shown in between them. Clicking on the left arrow decreases the text on the page, clicking on the right arrow increases the text. The percentage value is automatically changed for the user when the arrows are clicked. To reset the text size to 100%, click on the square with the rounded corners to the right of the right Zoom arrow.

Netscape Navigator 4.x

In the menu at the top of your browser window labeled 'View' there are two items labeled 'Increase Font' and 'Decrease Font'. Selecting 'Increase Font' will make the letters on the web-page larger (and possibly easier to read). Selecting 'Decrease Font' will make the letters smaller, allowing you to view more of the website in one window. Alternately, you can hold down the keyboard key labeled 'Ctrl' and then press ']' to increase the font size or '[' to decrease the font size.

AOL

AOL browser 7+ is similar to Netscape 6+ and Mozilla, while earlier versions were similar to Internet Explorer. AOL also allows you to use any browser you want. If you don't know what browser you're using, you can usually find out by looking in the Help menu under 'About ...', where '...' is replaced by the name of the browser. Selecting 'About ...' will bring up specific version information.

Page last modified: January 23, 2014