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How to: Change Fonts and Colors

You can change the font colors and sizes, typefaces, and background color settings associated with topics Microsoft Document Explorer, as needed. The font colors, font size, and background colors used in the user interface are based on your operating system settings and should be edited from the Windows Display Properties dialog box.

Caution noteCaution:

Changes in these settings to improve the appearance of one document might have an unexpected impact on other documents. For example, using a smaller font size might make the text in other documents difficult to read.

Use the following procedure to modify the font size for Help topics.

NoteNote:

If you change the font of the Help topics in the Help window, the change also affects the font when you view a Web page in Internet Explorer.

To change the font size in the document window

  1. Right-click the document window and choose Text Size.

  2. Choose a relative font size from Largest to Smallest.

You can also change the font family used to display text in Help topics.

To change the font family

  1. On the Tools menu, choose Options.

    The Options dialog box appears.

  2. Choose Web Browser and then click Internet Explorer Options.

  3. On the General tab, click Accessibility.

  4. Select Ignore font styles specified on Web pages.

  5. Click OK.

  6. On the General tab, click Fonts and choose a different font family for Web page font and Plain text font.

  7. Click OK and then click OK again.

Use the following procedure to modify the background color.

NoteNote:

If you change the background color of the Help topics in the Help window, the change also affects the background color when you view a Web page in Microsoft Internet Explorer.

To change the background color for Help topics

  1. On the Tools menu, choose Options.

    The Options dialog box appears.

  2. Choose Web Browser and then click Internet Explorer Options.

  3. On the General tab, click Accessibility.

  4. Select Ignore colors specified on Web pages.

  5. Click OK.

  6. On the General tab, click Colors.

  7. Unselect Use Windows colors.

  8. Click the color swatch for Background to display the Colors dialog box, and then choose a different color.

  9. Click OK and then click OK again.

You can also change the color of text displayed in Help topics.

To change the color of text for Help topics

  1. On the Tools menu, choose Options.

    The Options dialog box appears.

  2. Choose Web Browser and then click Internet Explorer Options.

  3. On the General tab, click Accessibility.

  4. Select Ignore colors specified on Web pages.

  5. Click OK.

  6. On the General tab, click Colors.

  7. Unselect Use Windows colors.

  8. Click the color swatch for Text to display the Colors dialog box, and then choose a different color.

  9. Click OK and then click OK again.

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