Using Windows Accessibility Options
Various accessibility options can be applied to assist with the viewing of large print or simply clear text in Windows and Microsoft Office. By default, Windows 7 offers a keyboard shortcut that can be used to apply a high contrast mode (basically it flips the colors so the white Microsoft Word background becomes black and the text white, for instance) and this can be activated and deactivated by pressing left ALT+SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN.
Meanwhile a much more effective general magnification option is also available, something that makes viewing Excel spreadsheets and Access databases much easier than resizing or zooming.
To activate this in Windows 7, go to Start and type magnify. The first program you will see listed in the search results will be Magnify, so you should click this to launch the tool.
Magnify has three modes, activated via the Views drop down menu: Full Screen, Lens and Docked. Full screen means that you will need to move your mouse around in order to enjoy the full screen as everything is magnified, while Lens mode only displays magnification around your mouse pointer.
Probably the best option for Microsoft Office tasks is Docked, which you can see in action in the image on the right. Docked mode displays the area around your mouse pointer in a docked area at the top of your desktop area, allowing for easy display of large print in your Microsoft Office 2010 application or indeed any standard Windows software.