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Most Writers Here Must Have 20/20 Vision

I've been noticing that even though there are many font choices here on Persona Paper, I don't think that many writers bother to change the default font when the post new articles. The only users I've seen using other than the default are those that use many of the font options within each post. For the remainder of you, I've decided that you must all have 20/20 vision with, or without corrective lenses of any type.

Not only do I wear glasses, but I now wear tri-focals. While my eye doctor didn't really want to give me tri-focals I requested them more than once. You may find that odd, but I work as a cashier in a major grocery chain and manufacturers are making certain UPC numbers smaller and smaller. I found that seeing those numbers with my bi-focals near impossible. Now that I have the tri-focals, I can see much better for the little stuff.

The only problem is that we I come here to read the posts everyone recently wrote, I find myself hunched near the computer screen in order to make out the words. It would be so much easier if the majority used a bit larger font than the one used most often.

I'd like to read more comments too and join in the discussion as I can, but I find those hard to read as well. Does anyone else here feel the same way?

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MarshaMusselman wrote on September 30, 2014, 3:56 PM

I agree, I'll have to change that. Actually when in the pre-write mode, it looks decent in size. Maybe that happens to others too and they just don't look afterward to notice that, just like I missed that point too.

Scorpie wrote on September 30, 2014, 4:39 PM

I view the website using firefox which has a zoom feature. I increase the default view so I can see better.

melody23 wrote on September 30, 2014, 5:44 PM

The only benefit of windows 8 is that I can zoom in and out fairly easily, I hate windows 8 if I am honest but that feature is useful when the fonts are really small

Feisty56 wrote on September 30, 2014, 6:21 PM

I try always to use the 12-point font for ease of reading. So far I don't have trouble with reading the comments, but a bump or two up in font size certainly wouldn't hurt in this section.

Ellis wrote on September 30, 2014, 7:18 PM

I would prefer that the default was set a bit bigger...

MarshaMusselman wrote on September 30, 2014, 7:32 PM

Chrome has that same option, which I was using for Caiaphas recently too, but forget about when coming here. I need to remember this. But, in the meantime it would be helpful if elitecodex would up the font on the default. Eyesight issues affect people even when still young, so all age groups writing here should be benefited overall.

allen0187 wrote on September 30, 2014, 7:41 PM

Point taken.

I'll be typing in bigger fonts from now on.

GemOfAGirl wrote on September 30, 2014, 11:34 PM

I usually use the 12- or 14-point fonts. With the smaller fonts, I can't proofread my own stuff.

GemOfAGirl wrote on September 30, 2014, 11:35 PM

I usually use the 12- or 14-point fonts. With the smaller fonts, I can't proofread my own stuff. I do try to keep my after-article tags in the smaller fonts though, just to make them as unobtrusive as possible.

bestwriter wrote on October 1, 2014, 6:57 AM

I just apply 'control +' and it works with me. There is also a provision in chrome settings.

bestwriter wrote on October 1, 2014, 6:59 AM

I am guilty here but hope to remember to provide a reasonable size so that the need for a 20/20 vision is not called for emoticon :grin:

DorothyGale wrote on October 1, 2014, 11:07 AM

Scorpie ... wow, never thought of increasing the default view in Firefox. (Duh on me! :) How did you do that?

Scorpie wrote on October 1, 2014, 11:09 AM


DorothyGale wrote on October 1, 2014, 11:10 AM

MarshaMusselman ... that is such a good idea! Don't know why I've never thought of it. I guess it's because we don't have that option at other sites where we write, so it just never enters my brain to do it. Am so glad you brought it up. And yes, the font for the comments is very small for those of us with eyes that aren't 20/20.

JanetJenson wrote on October 3, 2014, 2:12 AM

I have a touch screen laptop now, so when I need magnification I just Zoom in. Lots easier than having to use Control/+

Ruby3881 wrote on October 4, 2014, 6:05 AM

Your browser should have a zoom function. Rather than me trying to guess what size text is best for each one of my readers, I prefer to encourage them to customize the display on their screens. Once you set the zoom for a given site it should stay in memory, so all posts display at that magnification. This also enlarges most images, and things like captchas too!

Further, you can set your computer or just your browser to display text in the font and size of your choice. This setting overrides whatever style the site uses, so that all text is displayed optimally for your needs :)

MarshaMusselman wrote on October 10, 2014, 6:26 PM

Is there a place in the browser like the settings or tool area where we can customize the different sites that we visit so it remembers them? I've just been zooming in for each situation, but had forgotten to try that out here too.