A reader is having a problem with the font size on a recently downloaded PDF. He writes: “The e-guide I bought is much too tiny to read. I’d have to hold a magnifying glass up to the screen to see it. How is anyone supposed to read text this tiny? It can’t be more than a 4-point type. Is there any way to make it larger?”
Since I knew that type size on this particular guide was a 14 point, I asked the reader to send a screen shot. And here’s what I saw.
I immediately knew what the problem was. Instead of opening the PDF, he was viewing in preview. That’s just designed for giving you an idea of what’s contained in the document, not for actually opening the document for use. When you arrow through the pages, you see thumbnails.
Instead, try right clicking on the PDF you want to open.
Then choose the program you wish to use.
You should have a nice full-sized view of the document.
Almost all PDF readers offer you the ability to enlarge the size of the text if you need to.