How can we increase the font size within GoldMine?

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    How can we increase the font size within GoldMine?


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    There are various way to increase the GoldMine font sizes for better viewing of the application and data

    A. 'Use Large Fonts' setting from User's Options

    Usually it is sufficient enough for users to set the 'Use Large Font' setting in their preferences via

    1. Tools > Options
    2. Record Tab
    3. Activate the setting Use Large Fonts



    4. OK

    This requires a new start of GoldMine and then the fonts will be larger.

    - This setting is a user individual setting so  you may have to apply this to all users or try to set a global override  in the GM.ini
    - This should be documented and only performed by a GoldMine Administrator.

    Adjusting the GM.INI to set globally Use Large fonts

    1. Log out of GoldMine
    2.  Browse to the GoldMine shared folder on the GoldMine application server  - where the LicenseGMxx.bin file is also stored (for undocked user this  is locally)
    3. Open the GM.INI  via Note Pad
    4. Add/adjust the sections

    [User-Override:GoldMine]
    LargeFont=1

    5. Save the GM.INI
    6. Log into GoldMine and verify

    [ADDITIONAL NOTES]
     
    -  This setting will not transform every area of GoldMine to have larger fonts for example Tab headers like Pending, History, also Preview  windows remain as they were

    B. Use FontSize setting in the USER.INI

    If Use Large Fonts setting is not sufficient enough, GoldMine provides a possibility to set the font size manually in the USER.INI file for a user

    1. The specific User to log out of GoldMine
    2. Browse to the GoldMine shared folder on the GoldMine application server - where the LicenseGMxx.bin file is also stored (for undocked user this is locally)
    3. Open the USER.INI (e.g. MASTER.INI) via Note Pad
    4. Locate the section [GoldMine]
    5. Add / Adjust the setting
    FontSize=xx whereby xx is the desired FontSize

    The entry may then look like

    [GoldMine]
    FontSize=16

    6. Save the User.INI file
    7. The specific user should log into GoldMine again and verify if the adjusted FontSize suits now better




    - This setting is a user individual setting so you may have to apply this to all users or try to set a global override in the GM.ini 
    - This should be documented and only performed by a GoldMine Administrator.

    Adjusting the GM.INI to set globally a specific FontSize

    1. Log out of GoldMine
    2. Browse to the GoldMine shared folder on the GoldMine application server - where the LicenseGMxx.bin file is also stored (for undocked user this is locally)
    3. Open the GM.INI  via Note Pad
    4. Add/adjust the sections

    [User-Override:GoldMine]
    FontSize=16

    5. Save the GM.INI
    6. Log into GoldMine and verify

    [ADDITIONAL NOTES]
    - This setting will not transform every area of GoldMine to a different FontSize for example Tab headers like Pending, History, also Preview windows remain as they were


    C. Also the Windows Operating System does include Appearance settings and options to change text sizes or size of all items.

    - Please refer to your Microsoft Windows Help as GoldMine Technical Support cannot assist in adjusting these settings. Usually these can be found in the Control Panel > Appearance > Display
    - When using larger text via the Windows display settings, certain actions may lead to overlapping windows or entries within GoldMine, in such cases we recommend only to set text sizes to 100% again and restart GoldMine. Please refer also to Knowledge Article # 15572