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Learn how to change your browser settings for better site accessibility and legibility.

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Change font size
Print a section of text, instead of entire page
Search for a word or phrase on the current page
Save the current page as a file to a floppy disk or hard drive
Adjust browser's general settings
The page in view is not currrent and want to change browser to check for newer version of stored pages
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Change font size
For Internet Explorer browsers
1. Click "View" from the top menu bar
2. Move mouse down to "Text size"
3. Move mouse to the right and select desired option

For Netscape browsers
1. Click "View" from the top menu bar
2. Move mouse down to select "Increase Font" for "Decrease Font"
Print a section of text only
For Internet Explorer and Netscape browsers
1. Use mouse to select text by clicking and holding the mouse button at starting point of text
2. Drag mouse to ending point of desired text and let go of the mouse button. Desired text should be hilited
3. Click "File" from the menu bar at the top left
4. Move mouse down to "Print..." and click
5. In the print dialog box, choose "Selection" in the "Page Range" area.
6. Click "Print" button
Search for a word or phrase on the current page
For Internet Explorer and Netscape browsers
1. Click "Edit" from the menu bar at the top
2. Move mouse down to "Find (on this page)..." or "Find in Page..." and click mouse
3. In the Find dialog box, type in your word or phrase
4. Finish filling in the Find dialog box
5. Click "Find Next" button
Save current page as a file
For Internet Explorer and Netscape browsers
1. Click "File" from the menu bar at the top
2. Move mouse down to "Save as..." and click mouse
3. In the "Save As" dialog box, in the "Save in" box, select the folder where to save your file
4. In the "File Name" box, type a name for the file
5. Click "Save" button
Adjust Browser Settings
For Internet Explorer browsers
1. Click "Tools" from the top menu bar
2. Move mouse down to "Internet Options..."
The "Internet Options" window appears. This window contains several tabs or pages which settings can be adjusted.

For Netscape browsers
1. Click "Edit" from the top menu bar
2. Move mouse down to select "Preferences..."
3. In the "Category" box, click the desired setting type to adjust
Change browser setting to check for newer version of stored pages
For Internet Explorer browsers
1. Click "Tools" from the top menu bar
2. Move mouse down to "Internet Options..."
3. The "Internet Options" window appears and select the "General" tab
4. In the "Temporary Internet Files" section, click the "Settings..." button
5. Check "every visit to the page" and click "OK" button

For Netscape browsers
1. Click "Edit" from the top menu bar
2. Move mouse down to select "Preferences..."
3. In the "Category" box, click the "+" next to "Advanced". If there is a "-" instead of a "+", then the "Advanced" item is expanded.
4. Click "Cache"
5. In the "Document in cache is compared to document on network" statement, check "every time"
6. Click the "OK" button