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You May Not be Able to Change the Font Size in Internet Explorer

When you click the Size button on the Standard Buttons toolbar, the font size on the Web page you are viewing may not change. This behavior may also occur if you point to Text Size on the View menu, and then click any of the following settings:
• Largest
• Larger
• Medium
• Smaller
• Smallest

This behavior can occur if the Web page you are viewing specifies an absolute font size (either via the HTML code or a style sheet). By default, Internet Explorer does not change the font size on a Web page that uses absolute (instead of relative) font sizes.

To work around this behavior, configure Internet Explorer to ignore font sizes specified on Web pages:

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
  3. On the General tab, click Accessibility.
  4. Click to select the "Ignore font sizes specified on Web pages" check box.

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Last Modified:

June 12, 2014

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