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Three Ways to Change Text Size

  There are three ways to change the size of the text you’re viewing.

Sample Text Sizes

In 10 point type - Aa

In 72 point type --

Use WEB EYES to increase text size from 10 to 144 points in two point increments!


This program is provided, under license, as a courtesy only.

The Social Security Administration assumes no responsibility for its compatibility on your computer system nor will the Social Security Administration provide support for this software.

Use your mouse

Hold down the Ctrl key on your key board and turn the small wheel in the middle of your mouse. The print size will change. It will either get larger, or smaller, depending on which way you turn the wheel.

Use Your Browser Settings

If you look under View on your browser’s main menu at the top of your screen, you’ll find an option with one of these names:

• Text Size
• Text Zoom
• Text Magnification, or
• Font Size.

Using that option, you can choose how much larger (or smaller) the text will be.

Use the Web Eyes Plug-in

If you have Internet Explorer version 5.5 or higher, you can enlarge (or reduce) text using the Web Eyes plug-in, free on this website.

If you download the free Web Eyes plug-in, you’ll have unlimited use of it while visiting our site.

When you leave our site, text enlargement will continue for five minutes and then revert to the settings on your browser.

Read the instructions for using Web Eyes

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Last reviewed or modified Monday Jan 14, 2008
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