Tuesday, October 25, 2016

How To Change Font Type And Size Of Oracle Application Forms

How To Change Font Type And Size Of Oracle Application Forms

Oracle Applications Technology Stack - Version to 12.1.3 [Release 11.5.10 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Checked for relevance on 10-OCT-2016

Is there a way to change the 6i Forms Font Type and Size in 11i Oracle Applications?


1. Oracle 11i Applications does not support the changing of the 6i Forms fonts.

2. We do support the standard windows functionality of Large and Small (standard) fonts in 11i Forms as part of our accessibility support. This is set through the windows control panel. Large fonts runs with a clientDPI of 120, Small fonts with a clientDPI of 96. If using Large fonts, everything in the Forms UI is bigger, so a window that just fitted with standard fonts may be too big to see everything all at once, since making the fonts bigger also makes the window bigger. So there is a trade off.

Before starting the Oracle 11i Applications, set the Font size on the Desktop/PC. The default/standard Font size on most Desktop/PC's is set to Small. To change the font size to Large on a Windows 2000 Desktop, open the Control Panel on the Desktop, then navigate to: Display > Settings > Advanced > General. Use the drop down to change the Font Size to 'Large Fonts'. (note: If the Large font is not installed on the PC, you will need the OS installation CD to install the Large fonts)
Apply the changes

One may want to play around with the Display settings to find the best setting for your monitor. (Control Panel > Display > Settings > Screen Area 1024x768, 1280x1024, ...)

NOTE: Do not update the windowsDPI in the fnd_top/resource/appsweb.cfg file. We do not support altering the clientDPI through the Forms configuration files. With standard windows dots per logical inch (DPI), the form layout is designed to work with
the available fonts on a particular client platform. Once you start changing the DPI, the font point size chosen as the best fit may not work and font clipping can occur.

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