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change font size

Is there a way to enlarge the font size in QB Enterprise Solutions 16.0?  I have a hard time seeing some of the print.

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Best answer 07-02-2018

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QuickBooks Team

Re: change font size

Thank you for coming to the QuickBooks Cominuty for help with this. I'm happy to help you get a new view of QuickBooks. Since QuickBooks runs off of your computer's DPI (Dots Per Inch) settings. I have some steps here that will show you how to make these changes to your font size in QuickBooks. Here's how: 

  • Go to Edit in the upper left-hand corner.
  • Click Preferences.
  • Select Desktop View from the left menu.
  • Choose My Preferences.
  • Click on Display.

This will bring up the settings for changing font size and display settings for your computer. Should you need anything else, you can leave a comment for me down below. 

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QuickBooks Team

Re: change font size

Thank you for coming to the QuickBooks Cominuty for help with this. I'm happy to help you get a new view of QuickBooks. Since QuickBooks runs off of your computer's DPI (Dots Per Inch) settings. I have some steps here that will show you how to make these changes to your font size in QuickBooks. Here's how: 

  • Go to Edit in the upper left-hand corner.
  • Click Preferences.
  • Select Desktop View from the left menu.
  • Choose My Preferences.
  • Click on Display.

This will bring up the settings for changing font size and display settings for your computer. Should you need anything else, you can leave a comment for me down below. 

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Re: change font size

Hi!  I only want to change the quickbooks program, not my whole computer. :(


@ClayJ wrote:

Thank you for coming to the QuickBooks Cominuty for help with this. I'm happy to help you get a new view of QuickBooks. Since QuickBooks runs off of your computer's DPI (Dots Per Inch) settings. I have some steps here that will show you how to make these changes to your font size in QuickBooks. Here's how: 

  • Go to Edit in the upper left-hand corner.
  • Click Preferences.
  • Select Desktop View from the left menu.
  • Choose My Preferences.
  • Click on Display.

This will bring up the settings for changing font size and display settings for your computer. Should you need anything else, you can leave a comment for me down below. 


 

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Re: change font size

Changing the systems settings affects everything on the PC.   My monitor is a 4K monitor.  All the other programs are fine.  It is only quickbooks and specially the shipping and credit card pop up windows that are so small I have to use a magnifing glass to read them.  If I change the system settings it creates two problems.

1. All my other programs now have fonts that are a 1/2 tall.

2. The Shipping and Credit Card window fields overlap each other.  

 

I really thing the solution is to be able to change those pop up windows inside Quickbooks.

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I have the same issue - did anyone get a solution for this?

 

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I have the same issue and need help ASAP with this.  Is there a solution that does not effect my enire computer and just the font size on the QB windows?

QuickBooks Team

Re: change font size

Hi there, @stroth and @Dalal.

 

Thanks for trying out the steps provided by @ClayJ. I’m here to share some insights on how to increase the font size of your QuickBooks Desktop.

 

The steps given by my colleague is another option you can take in changing your QuickBooks font size. There are other 2 solutions you can try:

 

Solution 1: Change the Desktop View Preference.
1.    Click the Edit menu and select Preferences.
2.    Choose Desktop View and proceed to My Preferences tab.
3.    Under the View section, choose One Window.
4.    Click OK.

 

Solution 2: Change QuickBooks Properties.
1.    Close QuickBooks.
2.    Right-click the QuickBooks icon.
3.    Select Properties, and then go to the Compatibility tab.
4.    Check the box next to Disable display scaling on high DPI settings.
5.    Select Apply, and then click OK.

 

If you’re still having trouble with your QuickBooks resolution, try modifying your Windows DPI settings. You may want to check out this article for the steps: https://community.intuit.com/articles/1774495.

 

Please know that modifying the default settings will affect other programs on your computer. If you wish to only change your QuickBooks font size, I’d recommend sending feedback to our Development Team for consideration in future software updates.

 

You can do so by following the steps below:
1.    Click the Help menu at the top.
2.    Select Send Feedback Online.
3.    Choose Product Suggestion

 

Let me know if you have questions, I’ll be around to help. Wishing you the best!

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Re: change font size

I am using QuickBooks 2016 for Mac. Version V17.2.31 R32, Build 722. and the is no "Preferences" in the Edit drop down menu. It is very difficult for me to read the tiny font, and I can find no way to increase font size without changing my entire screen size on my Mac. There must be a way to do so.

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Neither Solution 1 or solution 2 is an option with QuickBooks 2016 for Mac. I really need help in changing font size as it is getting extremely difficult to read on my Mac. Quickbooks is the only program I use where I am having this difficulty. Please help ASAP. Also, there are many fields that could be made larger, since there is plenty of screen real estate available, such as selecting a bank account when writing a check.(There many other places in QB where the field display could be made larger.) Also, when selecting a date, the month box and the arrows are very difficult to hit the sweet spot with the mouse arrow. In reports, reducing column size takes more effort than it should to find the sweet spot to change column size. These little things are very annoying an add to my frustration using an  otherwise pretty incredible program.

QuickBooks Team

Re: change font size

Hi bobleilich,

 

I can imagine the challenge that you're facing right now.

 

The setup for QuickBooks Desktop for Mac is quite different from the Windows version. I'd encourage you to contact our phone agents to get help with this.

  1. Open this link: https://help.quickbooks.intuit.com/en_US/contact.
  2. Choose QuickBooks Mac Desktop.
  3. Choose Using QuickBooks for Mac.
  4. Scroll down and click on Get Phone Number button.

You can always get in touch with us here if you have other questions in mind.

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Re: change font size

I had an issue with viewing reports on the screen of a Windows QB that was restored from a MAC backup as the print was tiny.  Just to change the font size of the reports so you can actually see it on the screen - do the following.

Edit

Preferences

Reports & Graphs

Company Preferences (Tab)

Format (button)

Fonts & Numbers (Tab)

Change Font (button)

   Change the font Size to your preference

   OK (button)

        Yes (button) <Change all related fonts? (pop-up)>

OK (button)

OK (button)

This will make all reports run after this change in a larger font so you can see it!

 

 

 

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Re: change font size

This does not really solve the problem of increasing font size within QuickBooks ONLY. This answer provided by QuickBooks team is to change "Windows System font size" for the ENTIRE computer. Please provide answer on how I can increase font size for various QuickBooks items displayed on the QuickBooks screens and menus.

QuickBooks Team

Re: change font size

Hi there, Fedup12.

 

QuickBooks Desktop uses and depends on the Windows font settings. For now, there's no option to change the settings that will only apply to QuickBooks as shared in the earlier replies. 

 

I'll forward your feedback to our product engineers for further review. Visit us again in the Community if you have other questions. 

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Re: change font size

None of these worked. Font on screen is so tiny, all work takes much longer to complete.
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Re: change font size

This changed multiple things on my computer. But not the on-screen font size in Quickbooks.
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Re: change font size

My employer is still running his QB Desktop 2012.

Every now and again he somehow changes the font size to very small. We have tried every step in this thread and nothing works. Any advice? We don't want to change the entire computer font size, only QuickBooks.

 

Thanks!

 

EDIT: I told my boss to reboot his computer and everything came back to normal.

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I am using QB 2019 version V18.0.4 R5 for Mac. Naturally, these options you suggest do not exist in my version of Quickbooks. I am currently using my old version because I can't read any reports.. What do I have to do, short of hooking my computer up to a large screen TV, to use this software? It seems to be a very common problem, one would have thought you would have addressed it by now. (& BTW the Help option you suggest does not exist in my version either).

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This probably won't work for all versions of QB, but in my version (Mac 2019) there are 2 little buttons with "A" on them just before the Search box in the upper right of the QB screen. When you scroll over them they will say "Decrease font size" & "Increase font size."  (I know, it took me over a year to find them & this info doesn't appear in a Help search.)

QuickBooks Team

Re: change font size

Hi rpillers,

 

We don't want you to have a projector setup just to read the reports in QuickBooks. Have you noticed the "aA" font size icon at the top of the report page? You can click the large "A" to make the fonts bigger.

 

If you can't see the setting for the font size, please contact our support to report this.

  1. Open this link: https://help.quickbooks.intuit.com/en_US/contact.
  2. Choose QuickBooks Mac Desktop.
  3. Choose Using QuickBooks for Mac.
  4. Scroll down and click on Get Phone Number button.

You can continue to use this thread if you have additional questions.

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There is no "A" to click at the top of reports in either Quickbooks Desktop (for Windows) or Quickbooks Online.

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Yeah, I figgered as much. Every version of QB is different, that's why it's so hard to get answers either here or in the Help manual. I find that answers to problems here generally take the following format:

 

1. Open Preferences

-- So far, so good

2. Go  to [whatever]

--yeah, that doesn't exist in my version.

 

Dead in water. Frustration ensues.

QuickBooks Team

Re: change font size

Hello there, sfvaughan,

 

Let me clarify things out about changing the font size in QuickBooks.

 

You can only change the font size in your report in QuickBooks Desktop, not the entire display of the program. Here's how:

  1. Open a specific report, then click Customize.
  2. Go to the Fonts & Numbers tab.
  3. Click the Change Font button.
  4. Adjust the font size and style from there.
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  5. Click OK to save the changes.

I've got an article to resolve the font, sizing, and other display issues: Fix screen issues in QuickBooks Desktop. It includes instructions and detailed steps for your guidance.

 

While in QuickBooks Online (QBO), simply press and hold the CTRL SHIFT + or CTRL - . Doing this will increase or reduce the display of the program.

 

If you need to increase the size of your printed sales forms in QBO, let me show you how:

  1. Go to the Gear icon at the top right.
  2. Select Custom Form Styles under Your Company.
  3. Look for your form style, and then click Edit.
  4. Go to the Design tab.
  5. Click on the Select a different font option.
  6. Select your desired font size. We have three choices available: 8, 10, and 12pts.
  7. Click Preview or Print to see how your form would look like, and then click Done

Should you need anything else, please let me know. I'm always around to help you out.

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Re: change font size

Working on QBDT 2019, is there a way to increase the font size for the items on purchase orders or used on invoice?  I have been able to change the font size for headers and titles, but cannot find how to do the body of the document.

 

Thank you

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