If you’re struggling to read text on your monitor it could mean that your monitor is too far away, or your resolution is set too high. If you can’t or don’t want to counter that by moving your monitor or reducing your monitor’s resolution, there are other options.
One option is to change the text scaling. This configures the font size for user interface elements such as the start menu and the top bar of Microsoft Word.
Some apps will change the size of other text elements while others may not. For example, while Chrome will increase the size of all text, the body of a Word Document will remain unchanged – to edit that, you would need to either change the font size or zoom into the document a little. This guide will walk you through enabling text scaling in Windows 10.
Text scaling is configured in the Settings app and can be accessed by pressing the Windows key, typing “Text size” and hitting enter. This will open the “Display” settings in the Ease of Access section of the Settings app.
The top option is labelled “Make text bigger”. To configure the text scaling just drag the slider from left to right. The “Sample text” box above the slider will demonstrate the change in text size. Once you’re happy with the text scaling size, click “Apply”.
A loading screen will appear for a few seconds as the change is applied. Once the loading screen closes, you’re ready to use Windows with your text scaling set.