Default print size

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1. Posted by fanniebayflier (Budding Member 6 posts) 51w Star this if you like it!

The default is too small - for me - how can I make it larger apart from using the letter increase size on the menu. Or do I have to live with this? TIA

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 6018 posts) 51w Star this if you like it!

You mean the text for your blog? Yeah, that does tend to be pretty small, as most blog designs were created 10+ years ago, when screen sizes were much smaller, so they looked comparatively larger.

You can create a custom style for your blog to have default text show up larger.
1) Go to the "Template" tab in your blog management area
2) Click "Customise this template (note: advanced skills required)".
3) That will show you a big textarea with all the CSS rules that determine what your blog looks like. You can ignore all of it, and just scroll to the very bottom, where you can then paste the following line:

body { font-size: 15px; } /* Larger text for the blog. */

4) Press the blue "Update custom template" button. View your blog to see if you're happy with the change. :) If you aren't, or messed up somehow, you can always go back to the beginning by following the "Use a Predesigned Template" link.

You can of course change that "15px" to "14px" or "16px" depending on what exact size you prefer.

If you're specifically asking about printing a physical copy of the blog, there's probably also something that can be done about that, too, but I'd need to check up on some things for that. Let me know if that's what you want.

N.B. Your browser can also make the text on any website larger, just for you, and just for that specific website. You do so by holding the "Control" button on your keyboard, and then pressing the "+". The "-" makes text smaller, and the "0" returns it back to the default for that website.

[ Edit: Edited on 18 Apr 2023, 07:13 GMT by Sander ]

3. Posted by fanniebayflier (Budding Member 6 posts) 51w Star this if you like it!

Thanks very much - I will try to apply to my next blog. 👍