by Allen Wyatt
(last updated October 4, 2014)
Let's face it—for those of us getting to the bifocal age, the toolbar buttons are sometimes a bit too small. In fact, it is sometimes downright impossible to tell exactly what that is on an icon! (Is that a chain link or a sausage beneath that ball?) This problem seems particularly acute when working with a monitor set to a high resolution.
Fortunately, you can make the toolbars appear a bit larger. Just follow these steps:
Figure 1. The Options tab of the Customize dialog box.
Notice how the toolbar buttons now seem huge—but you can at least see them! This change doesn't affect just Word, but any Microsoft Office program you have installed on your system.
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