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Why would text on the screen shrink like a cotton bikini on high heat?

Zooming in and out is as easy Ctrl Up and Down.
Zooming in and out is as easy Ctrl Up and Down

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Q: Yesterday when I came back from lunch, my emails were super tiny. Everything else was the same, but the text is so small I can barely read it. I tried to find a menu or button, but I couldn't find anything. I'm using Outlook 2003 on Windows XP. Help!

A: Most likely you accidently reduced the zoom level. On many programs in Windows, including Outlook, you can adjust the zoom level by holding down the Ctrl button on your keyboard while you scroll the mouse wheel button up or down. Scrolling up increases the size of the text; scrolling down decreases it. You can also try holding down Ctrl and pressing the "-" and "+" buttons. If that doesn’t work, try changing the screen resolution. Right-click the desktop and click Properties, then Settings and then Screen Resolution. Now slide the bar to the left to make the text bigger, right to make it smaller. This will change the appearance of everything on your monitor, but you can adjust it until you find a setting that is comfortable for you. If neither of those work, have you been to the eye doctor lately?

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