Change text size

Your web browser has the ability to both zoom in and out, allowing you to change the size of a web page. Alternatively, you can also choose to increase or decrease the text size within the page.

Changing the page size in the browser can be done with the following keyboard shortcuts:

For Windows users

  • Press Ctrl and '+' (plus) to zoom in
  • Press Ctrl and '-' (minus) to zoom out
  • Press Ctrl and '0' (zero) to return the page to its original size

For Mac users

  • Press Command and '+' (plus) to zoom in
  • Press Command and '-' (minus) to zoom out
  • Press Command and '0' (zero) to return the page to its original size

Alternatively the browsers 'View' menu has options to zoom in and out or increase and decrease the text size. The browsers 'View' menu is located in the menu bar at the top of the browser. If the menu bar is not visible in the browser, press 'Alt'.

The following are examples of browser's zoom and change text size menu options:

Internet Explorer 8 View menu open, highlighting the Zoom and Text Size menu options.

Internet Explorer 8 View menu

Firefox 11 View menu open, Zoom option selected, highlighting the Zoom menu options.

Firefox 11 View menu

Note - Google Chrome on Windows does not have a "View" menu. Zoom options can be found from the browser menu.

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Google Chrome browser menu

If you are using a browser other than those shown above refer to the browser's help menu for accessibility options.