Most computer screens are set up to use their highest resolution which gives you a lot of fine detail on the screen. A disadvantage of this, however, is that menu items and buttons can become very small. While it’s easy enough to zoom into a document such as a Word document so the text becomes larger – that zooming process has no effect on the size of buttons on the Ribbon or the menus commands. Screen resolution can be changed and if you make the resolution lower then all the icons and buttons will become correspondingly larger. One thing to be aware of when changing screen resolution is that it is important to note the resolution that the screen is set to before you made the change. Unfortunately Windows doesn’t store this information for you so you will need to have it written down so you can return to it if needed later on. In the steps that follow we’ll show where to find your current screen resolution so that you can make a note of it and then how to change it so you can see if a different resolution will help you see things more clearly.
The screen will change immediately and a small Display Settings dialog will appear.