How to Change the Font Size on a Nook

by William Pullman

Barnes & Noble includes several text settings on the Nook line of e-readers to make reading more comfortable, including a text size option. If you're having trouble reading e-books at the default font, you can increase or decrease the font size to improve your reading experience. Font-size changes are applied to the Reader application and affect all books that allow editing of the font size.

Nook First Edition

1

Open a book to start the Reader application.

2

Tap "Preferences" and then "Text Size" on the color touchscreen. A list of the six text size options appears. Your options are "Extra Small," "Small," "Medium," "Large," "Extra Large" and "Extra Extra Large."

3

Touch the text size that you want to use.

Nook Color, Tablet, Simple Touch, HD and HD+

1

Open a book to view the Reader application.

2

Touch the screen to view the menu at the bottom of the screen and then tap the "Text" icon. A window appears over the book with different text options. Across the top of the window is a row of instances of the letter "A," all of which are different sizes.

3

Tap the "A" that's the size that you want your text. The book's text behind the window changes to match your selection.

4

Touch the screen outside of the window to make the window disappear.

Warning

  • Though you can adjust the font size on most books, publishers can choose to disable the font-size options.

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About the Author

William Pullman is a freelance writer from New Jersey. He has written for a variety of online and offline media publications, including "The Daily Journal," "Ocular Surgery News," "Endocrine Today," radio, blogs and other various Internet platforms. Pullman holds a Master of Arts degree in Writing from Rowan University.

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