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  1. #1


    New Zealand
    Posts : 62
    Windows 8 pro 64bit

    Short Sighted


    Hello Every one.
    I have Windows 8 with a touch screen. My Office program is Windows 2007.
    Now the old fella is getting on in years and the ribbons on these programs, mainly Outlook, Word, Excel are a fraction too small. Is it possible to enlarge these programs rather that just the font.

    Be very grateful for help any one can give me. arram.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Oooohhh, it probably might be more difficult since it's Office 2007 (those were different times...) than it is with Office 2013.

    You can try changing the Desktop DPI settings to 125%, that will make EVERYTHING on the Desktop at touch larger to make things, well, more touchable.
    If you can, get a copy of Office 2013 (or 365) as that is BEST suited for touch. It has a touch/mouse setting where the UI targets of the Office programs will be bigger. It's almost like changing DPI settings within Office and leaving the rest of the Desktop UI intact.
    Last edited by Brink; 31 May 2013 at 06:03. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  3. #3


    New Zealand
    Posts : 62
    Windows 8 pro 64bit


    Thanks for that looks as though I have to stay with what I have or upgrade 2013. arram
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  4. #4


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    Hold your horses

    You can change the text size individual items -- here's a screenshot of the effect of changing the Menu text size which is what I think you want -- I've made an extreme case here but it should show clearly the effect. Works fine on Office 2007 too (use that in a VM) --here's the example though in using office 2010.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  5. #5


    New Zealand
    Posts : 62
    Windows 8 pro 64bit


    Thank you for that, all is fine and working well. arram.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Very good to hear!
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