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Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by google3luo359@yahoo.com, Jul 28, 2006.

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  1. google3luo359@yahoo.com

    google3luo359@yahoo.com
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    OK this is a really weird one.
    When I was working in Access a few years ago this never happened.

    Now when I open the Help screen in Access most of the time it comes up
    with a very tiny font that I can't read.

    I need to open my browser, select a larger font and then come back to
    Access, close the Help screen and re-open it!

    What's going on, and how can I stop this nonsense?

    Ric
     
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  3. Ken Snell \(MVP\)

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    Help file's text is controlled by the Text Size in Internet Explorer. Change
    the text size there (View | Text Size ... )
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    Ken Snell
    <MS ACCESS MVP>

    <google3luo359@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:1147213021.365199.13270@i39g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
    > OK this is a really weird one.
    > When I was working in Access a few years ago this never happened.
    >
    > Now when I open the Help screen in Access most of the time it comes up
    > with a very tiny font that I can't read.
    >
    > I need to open my browser, select a larger font and then come back to
    > Access, close the Help screen and re-open it!
    >
    > What's going on, and how can I stop this nonsense?
    >
    > Ric
    >
     
  4. Rob Parker

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    If you have a mouse with a scroll-wheel, you can just hold down the ctrl key
    and scroll to increase (or decrease!) the size of the text (after clicking
    in the help text section of the window). This change will "stick"; it
    changes the default text size.

    Rob

    "Ken Snell (MVP)" <kthsneisllis9@ncoomcastt.renaetl> wrote in message
    news:eZdMqg9cGHA.3344@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Help file's text is controlled by the Text Size in Internet Explorer.
    > Change the text size there (View | Text Size ... )
    > --
    >
    > Ken Snell
    > <MS ACCESS MVP>
    >
    > <google3luo359@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:1147213021.365199.13270@i39g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
    >> OK this is a really weird one.
    >> When I was working in Access a few years ago this never happened.
    >>
    >> Now when I open the Help screen in Access most of the time it comes up
    >> with a very tiny font that I can't read.
    >>
    >> I need to open my browser, select a larger font and then come back to
    >> Access, close the Help screen and re-open it!
    >>
    >> What's going on, and how can I stop this nonsense?
    >>
    >> Ric
    >>

    >
    >
     
  5. google3luo359@yahoo.com

    google3luo359@yahoo.com
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    Rob Parker wrote:
    > If you have a mouse with a scroll-wheel, you can just hold down the ctrl key
    > and scroll to increase (or decrease!) the size of the text (after clicking
    > in the help text section of the window). This change will "stick"; it
    > changes the default text size.
    >


    Unfortunately I don't have a scroll-wheel mouse.
    I use Avant Browser which basically uses IE as its core, so I don't see
    why I have to keep going back and change it. It's not locking in.

    Isn't it strange that a Database program's font is dependent upon a
    browser's font?

    Ric
     
  6. Rob Parker

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    Well, I don't know about Avant Browser, so I can't comment on why your text
    size default doesn't stick.

    As for your other comment, all Microsoft help files (and those of many other
    programs) are produced as chm files (stands for compiled help module), and
    the help system displays them using some internal Windows code which is also
    used by the IE (and other - I use Firefox) browser. It's not the database
    program at all! Perhaps if you fire up IE itself (as a one-time use - I'm
    not suggesting you change browsers!) and change the default text size there,
    the change will stick.

    Or get a scroll-wheel mouse - they're excellent ;-) The only down-side is
    that the scroll-wheel can change the current record in Access forms - see
    the hundreds of posts asking for how to disable it!

    Rob

    <google3luo359@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:1147393134.029506.302100@j33g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
    >
    > Rob Parker wrote:
    >> If you have a mouse with a scroll-wheel, you can just hold down the ctrl
    >> key
    >> and scroll to increase (or decrease!) the size of the text (after
    >> clicking
    >> in the help text section of the window). This change will "stick"; it
    >> changes the default text size.
    >>

    >
    > Unfortunately I don't have a scroll-wheel mouse.
    > I use Avant Browser which basically uses IE as its core, so I don't see
    > why I have to keep going back and change it. It's not locking in.
    >
    > Isn't it strange that a Database program's font is dependent upon a
    > browser's font?
    >
    > Ric
    >
     
  7. google3luo359@yahoo.com

    google3luo359@yahoo.com
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    Rob Parker wrote:
    >... It's not the database
    > program at all! Perhaps if you fire up IE itself (as a one-time use - I'm
    > not suggesting you change browsers!) and change the default text size there,
    > the change will stick.


    Thanks.

    i see. OK I'll give IE a shot and see if it works. But I believe I
    tried that out a few days ago.

    > Or get a scroll-wheel mouse - they're excellent ;-) The only down-side is
    > that the scroll-wheel can change the current record in Access forms - see
    > the hundreds of posts asking for how to disable it!


    Yeah, when I upgrade my system I'll definitely go for a scroll mouse.
    I'm still using Win '98 and I've tried several times over the years to
    get a scroll mouse to work with it and it just never happened. :(

    Ric
     

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