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JackAce



Joined: 08 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:43 pm    Post subject: Windows Font Size hides SQL Doc elements Reply with quote

I have very poor vision and I like to run Windows (Windows 7) with the default font sizes beefed up. If you size the fonts to 125% or 150%, certain elements in SQL Doc are not accessible. Most notably, the "Edit..." links that you use to edit Table and Column descriptions are not visible and there is no way to scroll to see the links.

To change your default text size in Windows 7, you can do the following:
* Right-click the desktop and click Personalize
* Click on the Display link in the lower left corner of the window.
* Change the radio button to 125% or 150%
* Log out and log back into Windows
* Open SQL Doc and connect to a database
* Expand a database and click on the Tables folder
* If you can see the "Edit..." link, then edit the Description extended property of a table or column and create a long description with no line breaks.
* The edit links will magically disappear and you won't be able to scroll to see it

There are also a few places where the UI is out of whack, like on the Help -> About window. If you open this window, you can't see the version number of the product.

Is there any workaround for this (besides resetting the text size to 100%)? I am running SQL Doc version 2.0.0.733 (yes, I had to scale my text size down to read the value).
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james.billings



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately, I don't think there's much of a workaround to this. It's not just Doc, several of our products don't scale well with non-default DPI settings.

One possibility is to set the fonts to 100% then lower your screen resolution so everything is effectively bigger- but this has the downside of giving you less real-estate to work with. Some of the windows accessibility tools such as "Magnifier" may also be of help.

Ideally we'll be able to sort out the products in the longer term so that they do scale correctly in a configuration such as yours though.
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jbelina



Joined: 08 Aug 2011
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:58 pm    Post subject: Workaround Reply with quote

Have you tried using the ZoomIt tool from Sysinternals (now part of Microsoft)?

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897434

This might help in cases where changing the font directly doesn't.

You can also find the latest version at the following location:

http://live.sysinternals.com/

Thanks,
Jeff
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