Indexing program with small font

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chrispulver
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Re: Indexing program with small font

Postby chrispulver » Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:22 am

Also be sure your familysearch indexing options has the text size set to "largest". a mixture of the 300% windows display settings with largest text size in indexing makes it very usable now. :D

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Re: Indexing program with small font

Postby agrimes » Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:46 am

I found using the magnifier (Windows 10 on a Surface 4 Pro) helps a great deal. It is cumbersome, but it allows me to see the entry field text.

To open Magnifier on a keyboard, press the Windows logo key‌ and + (plus sign).

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Re: Indexing program with small font

Postby potterallison » Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:11 pm

I am using a Dell XPS 13 laptop with Windows 10. I am having the same problem and have tried all of the above. The magnifier is too cumbersome to make it practical to use. Apparently the software needs to be updated to today's standards. Before advertising the current 75 hours of digitizing, they should have tasted the software on newer laptops and pcs with Windows 10.

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Re: Indexing program with small font

Postby danielloveland » Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:50 am

Yes, this needs to be fixed as all laptops made within the passed 2 years are high resolution.

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Re: Indexing program with small font

Postby km1ward » Sun Sep 04, 2016 6:08 pm

we have the same issue, as does everyone I know that updated to Windows 10. Everything is small, and it doesn't matter even on the 24 inch monitors. I have patrons complaining as well! Yes, we have gone into settings and made the recommended adjustments

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Re: Indexing program with small font

Postby noliver818 » Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:41 pm

Agreed that this is a major usability problem for indexing on new PCs. It's almost unusable even with the suggested workarounds. The app needs to be fixed to scale properly to 4K monitors or even HD monitors. I can't imagine using this for any length of time as it currently is.

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Re: Indexing program with small font

Postby sjohnson3 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:50 pm

Please let us no if there is a work around or update coming. My surface pro will only show microscopic text that is unusable. Thanks.

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Re: Indexing program with small font

Postby sbradshaw » Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:56 pm

There is an update coming in the form of a new, browser-based indexing system, which will hopefully be out within the next few months (though the expected release date has been pushed back a few times). Having a browser-based indexing program has several advantages, including easier onboarding and compatibility with a wider range of modern devices.
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