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How can I change the text size in my Sage software

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This guide explains why the font size in your Sage 50cloud Accounts or Sage 50cloud Payroll may appear too large or small.


There may be occasions where the font size in your Sage software appears small, or parts of a pop-up window go off screen. This is caused by your display settings in Windows, as your software doesn’t have its own display options.


Before you start

You should be aware that changing the screen resolution affects all programs on your computer.  If you're not sure about which settings to use, contact your IT support.

Close your Sage software before each of the steps below. Once complete, re-open your Sage software and check the appearance.

Before you change the screen resolution, you can check the table below to find the best resolution to use for the aspect ratio of your monitor.

Screen size (ratio)16 x 916 x 10 5 x 44 x 3
Resolutions1920 x 1080
1600 x 900
1366 x 768
1360 x 768
1280 x 720
1920 x 1200
1680 x 1050
1440 x 900
1280 x 800
1280 x 10241024 x 768
800 x 600
640 x 480

Change your screen resolution

To change your screen resolution in Windows 10, follow these steps.

  1. Open your Display settings >
  2. In the Display resolution drop-down, select the required resolution,
  3. Click Apply.

You can now see your new resolution.  If you're happy with this, click Keep changes, otherwise click Revert.

Change the font size

You can change the font size on-screen by amending Windows settings, as there isn't a Sage setting for this.

  1. Open your Display settings >
  2. Change the size of text, apps and other items and choose 125%
For more information on Windows display settings, you can visit Microsoft support website.


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