[nycphp-talk] Good Font Size Control

Andy Dirnberger dirn at
Wed Aug 8 23:20:48 EDT 2007

> Changing the font-size of the body has no effect on text within td
> elements. Changing the font-size on td elements has no effect on form
> input elements like buttons. Etc, etc, etc. This problem can't be
> *that* hard. Is there really no better way to control font-size of all
> page elements simultaneously?

To control font size at a global CSS level, try:

* { font-size : XX; }

For a JavaScript way of changing font size (using the above), I use
something like (note that n is populated by clicking buttons corresponding
to values 10, 12, and 14):

function adjustText (n) {
  for (var i = 0; i < document.styleSheets.length; i++) {
    for (var j = 0; j < document.styleSheets [i].rules.length; j++) {
      if (document.styleSheets [i].rules [j].selectorText == "*" ||
document.styleSheets [i].rules [j].selectorText == "") {
        // Set new size
        document.styleSheets [i].rules [j].style.fontSize = (n + "pt");


This may not be exactly what you're looking for, but it's hopefully a good

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