Welcome to iPadForums.net Guest - Click Here to Register

Font size

This is a discussion on Font size within the iPad Help forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Have downloaded a couple of magazine apps for my disabled husband. The print seems a bit small for him to easily read. Is there a ...

iPadForums.net is the original Apple iPad Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Font size

  1. #1
    iPF Noob
    Member #
    184581
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    1

    Font size

    Have downloaded a couple of magazine apps for my disabled husband. The print seems a bit small for him to easily read. Is there a way to increase the font size.

  2. Ads


  3. #2
    Super Moderator
    Member #
    37823
    Liked
    748 times
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Cranbrook, Kent, UK
    Posts
    17,132
    Have you tried this setting?

    The Archangel
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Font size-image-2497490909.jpg  

  4. #3
    iPF Legend
    Member #
    28530
    Liked
    1546 times
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Walla Walla, WA
    Posts
    15,468
    Because most magazine apps are still trying to look like print magazines they use static layouts. Changing he font size would mess up the entire page, so they don't offer it. There are a few exceptions, and at least one I remember that had an article reading mode that was pretty nice.

    Since you are probably not going to buy a magazine based on it's bells and whistles (as opposed to content), you're stuck with the usual tools.

    Besides switching between one and two page mode in landscape, most magazines support the pinch gesture just like Safari. By placing two fingers on the screen and moving the further apart or closer together you can zoom in and out of the text. Most magazines use farily narrow columns of text, so it is easy to fill the screen with one column and then scroll. While not quite as nice as increasing the font size, it doesn't take much practice before you're zooming around without thinking about it.

    For any magazine that does not support the pinch gesture, there is still the iPad's Accessibility features; specifically the Zoom feature. While it is not a pretty as the pinch gesture it is not difficult to master the various gestures, and it works no matter what you are looking at.

    You'll find it under Settings > Accessibility.

  5. #4
    Administrator
    Member #
    48665
    Liked
    961 times
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Brisbane, Australia
    Posts
    23,584
    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discu...412896524?mt=8
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    2 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-gener...dont-know.html
    iOS5 Tips and Tricks
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also
    Forum rules - everybody please read!!

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!

    Please read the Forum Rules
    iPad Air 128gb Wifi/Cellular - iPad 2 64gb Wifi/Cellular - iPad Mini 32gb Wifi/Cellular - iPhone 5 - Apple TV - MacBook Pro 15" - Time Capsule - Airport Express


Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. Font size?
    By mills23 in forum iPad Hacking
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-17-2012, 10:49 PM
  2. How do you increase font size on web?
    By dlhoff0608 in forum New Member Introductions - Site Assistance
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-15-2012, 11:17 PM
  3. Font Size
    By landyman in forum iPad Hacking
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-20-2011, 08:53 AM
  4. Internet Font-Size Different on Ipad?
    By tnorton25 in forum iPad Help
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-09-2011, 08:48 AM
  5. Font Size.
    By Al Rogers in forum iPad Help
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-03-2010, 04:50 PM

Search tags for this page

font size for ipad magazine
,
how do i change the size of the font on a magazine on ipad?
,

ipad font size help

,

ipad magazine font size

,
ipad print too small to read
,
magazine app can you enlarge font
,
time magazine ipad app font
,
time magazine ipad font
Click on a term to search for related topics.