11 Replies Latest reply: Mar 16, 2008 8:32 AM by Reg Hnatiuk
RobandAnnie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Is there any way to increase the default font size in iCal as I find it a bit small for my getting older eyes ?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Pascal Bouvier Level 4 Level 4 (2,880 points)
    I do not know of any way to change the font size on-screen in ical. Yet, you can change the font size when printing calendars in ical by selecting small, medium or large as font size - bottom right hand side of the print window. I would also suggest using different colors for calendars as it may help with viewing.

    Hope this helps.
  • g-pod Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)
    I am also wondering how to increase the display font size in iCal, as it's tiny on a 1440x900 Macbook Pro display.
  • RobandAnnie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for your suggestion(s)... 'tis appreciated.
  • AstroMacMan Level 2 Level 2 (295 points)
    Count me in on this! I cannot believe in 2007 that Apple has out a key program that does NOT allow one to change the font size!

    The text is far too small to be usable, especially on a high-res laptop screen.

    And here I was thinking about switching from the Palm Desktop to iCal. No longer!

    File this in the category of "What were they thinking?"
  • croakerbg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Bump -- This is seriously problematic. I have 20/20 vision and the little letters are still to little. I can haz big letters?
  • duchacm Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    So far, all I can find to do to increase the text size in I-Cal is to reduce the resolution of your display. In doing so, you will increase the size of everything else. I hope that helps.
  • Jonathan Renouf1 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    I couldn't agree more: Apple's failure to allow font size changes is ludicrous. I've got perfectly good eyesight, but I have to strain to see entries in iCal. I'm sticking with Palm desktop.
  • wodturner Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    What I do is all my entries have different colors. I agree that it is WAY to small and my aging eyes don't help. I would hope apple is listening and will address the problem.

  • kj4btkljv Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Instead of changing the font size, can you set all your calendar colors darker? This would at least provide more contrast between the white lettering, and the colored bars.

    If you click on the calendars in the left-hand window, the info box is where you can set the colors. I found the easiest way to assign colors is in the crayon box, since there are way fewer choices than on the color wheels. I'm using Tiger, with iCal 2.05, so the Leopard instructions may be a little different.

  • tibor.moldovan Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)
    This is really not a solution, as the calendar and the calendar text are still the same color, only different opacitiy.

    Even black text on a black calendar doesn't improve the situation.

    The iCal really needs full font control.

    Here is the link to leave feedback and request that the font controls be added:

    Message was edited by: tibor.moldovan
  • Reg Hnatiuk Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    How do you contact Apple?
    How they can be so assanine that you can't make the font isze BIGGER. I can't read the calendar entrries. What good is it???????
    WAKE UP APPLE. This problem is years old and one of the more important ones