Email and Web browsing software have default font settings that are sufficient to start using the software in most cases. People that have trouble seeing standard fonts on the computer screen, and others that wish to create a unique "look" to their email and Web browsing experience can use the features provided with the software to change the font according to their needs. Change the font type and font size on AOL 9.0 and later versions of AOL software using configuration tools provided with the software.
Open the AOL software and click the "Settings" icon in the toolbar at the top of the AOL software window. Select the "A-Z Index" tab and then click the "Font and Text" or "Font and Text Settings" link located in the "F" section displayed.
Select the first drop down box on the left most side of the tool bar located under the "Font and Text Settings" header. Click a font name in the drop down box and then view the font in the text box located immediately below the font drop down box. When you are satisfied with the font selected, proceed to the next step.
Click the drop down box to the immediate right of the font drop down box and select a number that represents the font size. View the text in the text box below the drop down box to view the size of the font after making the change. Once you are satisfied with the font size, proceed to the next step.
Select the "A" icon located to the right of the font size drop down box and select a font color from the list displayed. Click the "B" icon if you wish to display the font in bold. Click the "I" icon if you wish to display the font in italics.
Click the "Small," "Medium" or "Large" text size that you prefer to have displayed in the AOL software. These options are located under the "Where possible, display the following size of text on AOL" header. Click the "Save" button to save the settings.