How to Change the Font Size on a Nook

by William Pullman
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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

Step 1

Open a book to start the Reader application.

Step 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."

Touch the text size that you want to use.

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

Step 1

Open a book to view the Reader application.

Step 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.

Step 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.

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


  • 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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