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How to Change the Text Size of Minnesota HIstorical Society Web Pages

Many Web sites, including the Minnesota Historical Society's, use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to control the size and color of text on the screen. In order for you to manually resize the text in your browser, you will have to either disable style sheets or use the browser's Text Zoom feature, or both.

To begin, please select your Operating system and browser. You will then link down the page to instructions on how to change the text size in your browser.

Windows Users
Internet Explorer (versions 5.x–6.x)
Internet Explorer (version 7.0 and greater)
Netscape (version 4.x)
Netscape (version 6.0 and greater)
Mozilla Firefox (1.0.6)

Mac OS Users
Safari (1.0.2)
Internet Explorer (versions 5.x and greater)

Netscape (version 4.x)
Netscape (version 6.0 and higher)


Windows users

Internet Explorer (versions 5.x–6.x)

To change the text sizes in Internet Explorer (versions 5.x–6.x) for Windows, you must first disable style sheets. To do so, follow the directions below:
1. Select Tools and click Internet Options
2. Select the General tab and click the box entitled Accessibility
3. Ensure that all three buttons under Formatting are checked
4. Click OK in Accessibility dialog box
5. Click OK in Internet Options dialog box
6. Click Refresh

After successfully disabling style sheets,
1. Select View
2. Scroll to Text Size and choose your preference

You may also adjust text size by:
1. Select View
2. Scroll to Text Size and choose your preference

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Internet Explorer (version 7.0 and greater)

To change text sizes in Internet Explorer (version 7.0 and greater) for Windows:
1. Select View
2. Scroll to Text Size and choose your preference

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Netscape (version 4.x)

To change text sizes in Netscape (version 4.x) for Windows, you must first disable style sheets. To do so, follow the directions below:
1. Select Edit and click Preferences
2. Click on the Advanced category and deselect the item entitled Enable Style Sheets
3. Click OK
4. Click Reload

After successfully disabling style sheets,
1. Select View
2. Scroll down to Increase Font

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Netscape (version 6.0 and greater)

To change text sizes in Netscape (version 6.0 and greater) for Windows:
1. Select View
2. Scroll down to Text Zoom and choose your preferences.

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mozilla firefox (1.0.6)

To change text sizes in Firefox for Windows:
1. Select View
2. Scroll down to Text Size and choose Increase.

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Mac OS users

safari (1.0.2)

To change text sizes in Safari (version 1.0.2) for Mac OS:
1. Select View
2. Scroll down to Make Text Bigger

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Internet Explorer (versions 5.x and greater)

To change text sizes in Internet Explorer (versions 5.x and greater) for Mac OS:
1. Select View
2. Scroll down to Text Zoom and choose your preference

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Netscape (version 4.x)

To change text sizes in Netscape (version 4.x) for Mac you must first disable style sheets. To do so, follow the directions below:
1. Select Edit and click Preferences
2. Click on the Advanced category and deselect the item entitled Enable Style Sheets
3. Click OK
4. Click Reload

After successfully disabling style sheets,
1. Select View
2. Scroll down to Increase Font

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Netscape (version 6.0 and higher)

To change text sizes in Netscape (version 6.0 and higher) for Mac OS:
1. Select View
2. Scroll down to Text Zoom

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