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How To: Change the Font Size in PlanSwift

With the advent of high-resolution screens, text can appear very small in PlanSwift. 

You cannot adjust the font size from within PlanSwift, you make changes to font size/screen resolution in the Windows Display Settings and the application's compatibility settings.

Before making any text size or scaling adjustments, close PlanSwift.

Adjust Compatibility Settings

This is the simplest way to fix the resolution, so we suggest trying this first.

These instructions apply to Windows 10 and higher, only.

  • On your desktop, right-click on the PlanSwift icon;
  • Select Properties
  • Click on the Compatibility tab
  • Click Change high DPI settings
  • Click on "Override high DPI scaling behavior..."
  • Select System from the Scaling performed by drop down

Note: You may need to restart your computer to apply this setting correctly. 

If this doesn't work, then the next step, is to adjust your Display Settings.

Change Resolution and Scaling

Next, you can do a little trial-and-error on your Display Resolution and Scaling settings to achieve better display results.

  • Right-click on your desktop
  • Select Display Settings

Note, in this dialog box, you can change the size of text, apps, and other others. Usually, this is going to be set at 100%, but that may not be ideal with a higher resolution monitor (especially 4K monitors).

You can also adjust the Display Resolution - try to maintain the same aspect ratio as the default.

After each adjustment, log out of your computer (you don't need to restart with Windows 10 and higher), but the changes may not affect PlanSwift until you log out.

Every monitor/display adapter provides different results for changes to Scaling and Display Resolution - find a setting that works best for you.

Adjust Your Computer's Theme

If some text is still not of legible size, you may need to adjust one more advanced visual settings in Windows.

  • Right-click on the Start Button 
  • Select Settings
  • Click Ease of Access

Next, slide the adjuster for Text Size to a position that provides easy-to-read text for you.

Enable "Fix Scaling"

The last thing you can try is to instruct Windows to automatically attempt to fix issues with displaying applications.

  • Right-click on the desktop
  • Select Display Settings
  • Click on the link for "Advanced scaling settings" directly under the scale drop-down

In this screen, slide the switch for "Let Windows try to fix apps..." to On.

It's best to log out and back into Windows after changing and Display Setting.

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