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  • Changing display properties
  • Changing colours
  • PDF files

Changing display properties

By changing the ‘Resolution’ setting you can make text and images look either larger or smaller all the time. is designed to be viewed at a screen resolution of 800 x 600.

On PC, go to the ‘Start’ menu and select ‘Settings’. When you are given further options select the ‘Control Panel’ folder. The ‘Control Panel’ folder will then appear on your screen. At this point you should select the ‘Display’ icon.

Next click on the ‘Settings’ tab on the top of your page. You will see a box labelled ‘Desktop Area’. Move the slide across so that the ‘800 by 600 pixels’ is displayed. Finally, click on the ‘OK’ button.

On an Apple Macintosh, you can use the Monitor & Sound Control Panel to change the resolution.

Changing colours

If’s colour scheme makes it difficult for you to read the text, you can change it in your browser.

If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer, click on ‘Tools and then Internet Options’.

To ignore the colours and fonts specified on the site, click on the ‘Accessibility’ button towards the bottom of the window and check the relevant boxes.

To specify your own colours for both the text and the background, click on the ‘Colors’ button and then uncheck the ‘Use Windows Colours’ box. Simply click on the ‘Text’ and ‘Background’ boxes to choose your preferred colour scheme.

Last updated 21st November 2012