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The default font is WAY too small. I can't read it on my jumbo-size laptop monitor, and my professors can't read my papers when I turn them in.

Can somebody please provide DETAILED instructions on how to change the GLOBAL default font size to 18 points?

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marked as duplicate by Öskå, bobthechemist, Oleksandr R., Mike Honeychurch, m_goldberg Jun 17 '14 at 13:12

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Have you tried changing the Magnification? Window -> Magnification -> x % – Öskå Jun 17 '14 at 10:02
I don't recall asking about magnification. I want to change the global font, not just the appearance on my screen. I think I may have found something in another comment "SetOptions[$FrontEnd, FontSize -> 16]" – Jason Jun 17 '14 at 10:52
Well, magnification is the easiest way to make things look bigger, so I asked. – Öskå Jun 17 '14 at 10:55
Answer found here:… – Jason Jun 17 '14 at 11:07
Thanks for the link, your question will now be closed a duplicate :) – Öskå Jun 17 '14 at 11:09

I use Format/Option Inspector/Formatting Options/Font Options then look through and change as much as you like including font options:

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