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Help with changing the font size back to normal

Postby rjharsh » Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:02 pm

I was typing and must have hit a wrong key. All of my text suddenly appeared extremely large on the page and I can't get it back to the normal size. I would appreciate any help you can offer.
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Re: Help with changing the font size back to normal

Postby RoryOF » Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:32 pm

What does the size box in the Formatting toolbar tell you?

If it says a normal font size such as 12pt, try /View /Zoom and select 100% (to start with).
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Re: Help with changing the font size back to normal

Postby rjharsh » Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:19 pm

It is saying Times New Roman 12....which was what I was using. However, what I am viewing on my screen is much larger, so much so that it is even hard to type and read a sentence. I have no idea what I hit to cause this.
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Re: Help with changing the font size back to normal

Postby RoryOF » Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:23 pm

Try /View /Zoom and 100%
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Re: Help with changing the font size back to normal

Postby rjharsh » Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:55 pm

Thank you for trying to help me. When I click on View, I only get toolbars. When I click on that, I get a choice of standard or customize and I can not find zoom under either of those.
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Re: Help with changing the font size back to normal

Postby RoryOF » Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:06 pm

Then go to the % box in bottom right corner of the OpenOffice windows and change the % amount to 100%; if that improves matters, change it to a size that suits you better.

Zoom should be at the bottom of the /View menu.
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Re: Help with changing the font size back to normal

Postby rjharsh » Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:30 pm

I finally got it changed back but I still do not have the zoom feature under my View in the toolbar. I used shift + control + J and it got me to a page where I could add the zoom. I changed the issue there but still can't access the zoom from my toolbar and see no % at the bottom of open office window. Thanks again.
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Re: Help with changing the font size back to normal

Postby RoryOF » Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:39 pm

You must have been changing the toolbars, as your configuration does not seem to be normal. The % box shows if /View /Status bar is checked.
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Re: Help with changing the font size back to normal

Postby robleyd » Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:47 pm

This is how the zoom slider appears if the Status bar is enabled. Click image to see larger version.
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Zoom slider with zoom at a high level
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Re: Help with changing the font size back to normal

Postby rjharsh » Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:57 pm

Evidently my status bar is not enabled because I do not have this option either. I guess I have really messed this up!
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Re: Help with changing the font size back to normal

Postby RoryOF » Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:06 pm

I suggest you rename your OpenOffice User Profile.

To rename your OpenOffice user profile.

If you are using Windows, close OpenOffice and the Quickstarter.

Open File Explorer. Copy and paste %appdata%\OpenOffice\4 in the File Explorer (sometimes called Windows Explorer) Address Bar and press Enter.

Rename the "user" folder - "user.old" is a good choice.

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Re: Help with changing the font size back to normal

Postby rjharsh » Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:17 pm

Thank you. I have an appointment that I need to go to now but I will try that later this afternoon. I really appreciate your help and the time that you have spent trying to help.
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Re: Help with changing the font size back to normal

Postby robleyd » Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:23 pm

Are you perhaps normally working in full screen mode? Ctrl+Shift+J toggles that mode. In full screen mode there are no toolbars at the top, nor status bar at the bottom.

Is this the Writer component you are talking about?

 Edit: I notice that you asked a very similar question in a post a few years back - Enlarged font on screen 
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