View Full Version : Sorry, silly question
12-05-2002, 05:26 PM
How do you change the size of the different display windows in Outlook? Dumb question, I know, but I'm not seeing it.
12-05-2002, 05:59 PM
If I understand your question, you position your cursor near the edge of the window and it should change to reflect that it is available to resize the window. If you position it at a corner, you can click and pull to resize in width and height at the same time. If you put it on a side, it will resize in whatever direction you click and pull. You can also click on the icon on the upper left corner and it will offer the option to resize in a dropdown. Is this what you were asking???
12-06-2002, 09:17 AM
Ha ha, no, I'd really be in trouble if I was asking that. Its hard to explain, but basically if Outlook is open and using the whole screen, the margin in outlook is making it so that only have the space is being used and everything is really small.
12-06-2002, 11:11 AM
I don't have Outlook, but in Works, there's a "display" thingy at the bottom of the screen that I can click on and choose View stuff. Just looked..Works has a "button" called "Zoom" at the bottom of the screen, and if you click on that, it offers different "zoom" options..including whole page. Whole page zooms so far out that I can't read the text anymore. I seem to remember that Corel had a "magnifying glass" icon/button that did the same thing. Stupid question, but did you look in the Help files under Display...or maybe View? Or, is this not what you're asking either?
12-06-2002, 11:27 AM
Yep, I looked there, but but when I go where it says there is no option to change the size.
12-06-2002, 12:13 PM
Try adjusting your screen resolution, Outlook adjusts to the available screen res. 800x600 is good for normal people. 1024 is small, and 640..well dont even do there.
12-06-2002, 01:56 PM
There is a trick you can do with a mouse to make the text magnify as you scan it with the cursor, but I am not sure how to do it. It may involve settings in Options or it may actually have to be set in your Mouse settings in Control Panel.
But then, I may still not be understanding what you are looking for....
Out of interest what version of outlook are you using, because if I remember right there was a problem like this in Outlook 2000 which involved downloading a patch from good old Microsoft to correct it.
12-07-2002, 11:58 AM
Argh..I remember finding a troubleshooting list for Outlook months ago, but cannot find it now. I thought I had gone off this Online tutorials list (http://www.intelinfo.com/cat2.html)..which, by the way, has bunches of good tutorial sites, AND even includes the PC Guide.:) But can't find any link there this morning for Outlook, and Google yielded mostly links for putting a Calendar on a website.
Did you check screen resolution, like aussieolie2 recommended? Mine is set on 800x600. But it puzzles me that it says there are no options to change the view..that doesn't seem right. You are looking at a regular document page..as opposed to say a "template", right? I am really stretching here..and hoping that someone else has that link to the Outlook troubleshooting page!...but did you check under Default document settings?
12-07-2002, 12:25 PM
I was playing around with the computer I am building for my sister which has WinXP installed. I noticed that they have a magnifier feature that will put a magnified version of text at the top of the screen. As you pass your cursor over the text, it displays it. I don't know if this would serve your purpose, but I imagine there are similar products for other windoze versions if you think it might do it.
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