How do I increase Jave heap size on XP

get the following error message. The application requires a larger maximum heap size to run from the shortcut. The minimum heap size requirement for the application is 270 Mb. Is there a simple method to correct this problem on windows xp. I am not a Java programer.
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In Windows, the applet heap size is determined by the Java Plug-in. So
you have to adjust it in the Java Plug-in Control Panel.

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