office has large icons when font is set to medium

Posted on 2014-04-03
Last Modified: 2014-04-25
HI, I have a 64 bit windows 7 machine running office 2010.
I have to change my screen text size to smaller (100%) to print a certain report. But mainly, I use the medium (125%) for every day general use.

my problem is, i have set the text size to medium, when i open any office program, the fonts look fine, but all the icons are set to large.
I have rebooted the pc. changed to small, then back to medium.

any idea's
Question by:total123
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5teveo earned 75 total points
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Hold CTRL button and scroll mouse (wheel) key to change desktop icon sizes!

Author Comment

ID: 39975455
that makes changes on the desktop, but doesn't effect outlook or office icon sizes

Expert Comment

ID: 39975539
Hmmm - what does Right click on desktop and choose 'View' icon sizes do for you?

Clarification... Outlook only or all MS app's... Do you mean in the Ribbon area?
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Expert Comment

ID: 39975670
Outlook can control many features of layout


Other MS App's Ribbons appears to be locked to screen 'DPI' and/or ribbon content.

Have you tried 'Minimize Ribbon' if space is needed or wanted.  


Right Click Ribbon area and 'customize' then 'reset' button on bottom of screen..
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jcimarron earned 75 total points
ID: 39975773

Author Comment

ID: 39975827
5tevo, it is at the moment all office apps

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ID: 40004947
we have just done another payroll run and all has reset itself back to normal. a bit random.

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