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How to Resize Text in Your Browser

The exact method used to adjust text size varies in different browsers and even if different versions of the same browser. However, the option is usually found under the View menu labeled; Text Size, Text Zoom, Font Size, or Zoom.


We have used "relative" font sizes on this site whenever possible to allow our visitors to resize the text in their browser. In some cases, and on many other sites, "absolute" font sizes are used. Though this provides the website designers with greater control over the look, Internet Explorer on Windows is unable to resize this text. This is a known issue, and something we hope Microsoft will fix in a future release. If you continue to experience trouble you may wish to try a browser from Mozilla or Opera which can resize both relative and absolute sized text. Please feel free to contact us through our feedback form for further assistance.