Increase Font Size

With so much space on today's larger monitors it makes sense to increase the size of letters and numbers for better visibility.

Font refers to the size (height and width), weight (thickness relative to height) and style of letters and numbers. For our purposes these instructions are in reference to the size of characters as they are displayed on computer monitors.

In Windows 7/8/10 examples of all of the fonts that are installed on the computer may be viewed by going to the control panel and selecting Fonts.

On that page, click on 'Adjust ClearType text' and confirm that the box is checked to turn on ClearType. Click next to move on to 'tune' the monitor. Windows will provide an opportunity set or reset the resolution of the monitor to its native setting and to choose between examples of text for best view.

Before proceeding note that changes made here are 'global' in that the changes will affect the view of all programs used on the computer. In BCSS it may be necessary to widen screens to view all text. Keep in mind that enlarging font size in an area that is set in size may cause the letters and numbers to be too large to fit into the space.

Click on Set custom test size (DPI) (dots per inch). The default is 'Smaller'. 'Larger' in most situations might make text too large so if text is to be made larger, select 'Medium' and click Apply. It will be necessary to log off as the Windows user and log back it to see the effects. If the result is unwanted, return to this page and change the setting.

Font Sizes on BCSS Thermal Receipts

In BCSS, click on File then Program Setup then the Printers tab. Midway down the page are adjustments for FONT SIZE for receipt headers and text.

Font Sizes on BCSS Thermal Price Labels and Tags

In BCSS, click on File then Program Setup then the Printers tab. Near the bottom of the page in the 'Label-Printer' section, font sizes can be set for the stub of a two-part tear-off tag and the body of labels.

Font Density

The darkness of type is defined by the number of 'dots per inch' (DPI) within a given character. In a printer's properties (Start > Devices and Printers > right click > Printer Properties > Advanced) the density might be set as 'draft', 'normal' or 'best' as Quality Settings. Elsewhere in printer or document settings there may be settings for setting DPI. Some printers and print screens allow for choosing the density for each print job.

Printer ink can be saved by printing in grayscale, or setting DPI to 150 or 300.

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