Increasing the Message fonts

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We need to have message from VBA to have increased font so that those who have poor sight can read as well, see below:

MsgBox "Please type in your currency rate here", vbOKOnly, "Data required here"
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ste5anSenior Developer

This is normally a OS setting. Just setup a test machine using high contrast and larger fonts... This is the way you need to go for correctly handling accessibility.

Otherwise, you'll need your own MessageForm where you can set this.

From the UI/UX workflow perspective:
You need your own dialog system the unify the handling. Thus the employee has only the learn how to interact with one kind of dialog. This makes especially sense, as in a POS system you need sometimes double-entry. This can be better designed using your own dialogs, so that it is better understandable for the users.

Using MsgBox would introduce a second system. This means more to learn. While this seems to be no effort to us, it requires indeed brain power to handle correctly. And for normal people without a high computer affinity this can be harder then we think. Btw, that's the reason why such little gray, system like dialogs are often simply clicked away by users.
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If the users are using Windows 10 that is V1709 or above, there are three features they can use:

1. Overall screen scale - set to 125% or more on a high resolution screen.  Start, Settings, System

2. In that window, search for "Make Text Bigger" and scale text to 100% or greater.

3. Search for Clear Type and use that to increase Text Contrast and sharpness.  

All the above taken together works great.
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Thank you and good luck with Font sizes.

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