Recently, I’ve had a few elderly customers buy new computers.
Often they will need to have the screen fonts made “larger” due to poor eyesight.
Usually this will involve a combination of running the screen at a lower resolution (800X600 or 1024X768), and changing the “font size” in display properties to large or extra-large.
At one point, I was told that despite the screen font being large enough, printing out emails resulted in tiny fonts (which were difficult to read).
I started looking into various outlook express options, but nothing seemed to work.
After some research, I found the solution:
It turns out that Outlook Express uses Internet explorer to handle the print rendering.
So, as strange as it might seem, you can increase the printout font size for both outlook express and internet exploder by running IE, go to: view -> text size, and select Large, Largest, Small, Smallest, or Medium.
Simple, yet obscure.