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Webbrowser control font size ??

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Last Modified: 2013-12-03
HI guys,

I have a webbrowser control on a form.
Access 2003.,
is there any way to control the size of the text in the webbrowser control like
you would in internet explorer ?
I am trying to make the size of the screen as small as possible..
in internet explorer i would just click on View/Text Size/ and then medium, small , large or what ever.
I do not need the use of the variable size., I just need to make it smaller than it already is.

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Alan WarrenApplications Developer

Hi Kevin,

you could encapsulate your text in a <Font> tag to render fonts in a web-browser control.

<font size="2" face="Verdana">
This is a paragraph.
<font size="3" face="Times">
This is another paragraph.

Alan ":0)


i don't see how that is going to change the font size in a webbrowser element in a form.

Alan WarrenApplications Developer

Hi Kevin,

could you explain a little about your intended purpose for your web-browser?
What  are you trying to display?



it displays the web page address that the user puts in the form.


how do i close this question without awarding any points, since it has not been answered ??

kevin rea
MIS Liason
Most Valuable Expert 2012
Try this first...

From this MS link:

Changing Fonts with the WebBrowser Control
The WebBrowser automation model does not support a method that allows you to change the font of the text of the currently displayed page. However, the WebBrowser control exposes this functionality through the IOleCommandTarget interface. Call the IWebBrowser2::get_Document method, which returns an IDispatch pointer. Using this IDispatch pointer, call QueryInterface on IID_IOleCommandTarget. With this IOleCommandTarget interface pointer, call IOleCommandTarget::Exec with OLECMDID_ZOOM and use the pvaIn input argument to pass a value in the range of 0 to 5 (where 0 is smallest), indicating the desired scale of the font. This, in effect, mimics the functionality available through the Internet Explorer Fonts command on the View menu.

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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS Liason
Most Valuable Expert 2012

Glad i could help!

Thanks for the grade!
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