I'm sure there is a simple answer out there, but how do I increase the font size in the ArcMap work windows? I am using Windows 8 on a Surface tablet.
ArcMap respects the default font size of the operating system. You can change the font size in your control panel. You can also turn on magnification to make all "Classic" Windows apps larger and more readable.
You can change font size of tables in ArcMap: Customize/ArcMap Options/Tables tab. CHange font type and size, cell ht, etc.
However, I also have my settings in Windows 7 set at 125%: control panel/display/click radio button by 'medium - 125%. I have no idea if it works the same in 8.
Same with internet browser - lower right corner to change to 125%'.
Same issue! I solved it by increasing TEXT ONLY in windows>
Try: Windows Start Button -> 'Ease of Access Display Settings' -> Make Text Bigger : increase slider to 120% - Voila!
Also, in ArcMap v.10.3 U can easily increase text in Attribute Table simply by: Ctrl + Mouse scroll.
I've heard from ESRI that ArcGIS For Desktop scales poorly with high pixel density displays. It does not occur in ArcGIS Pro. We were having crashing problems with the application in an unrelated issue, but they said:
Agent: Using high resolutions like 4K on a small screen will result in ArcMap icons being very small. Agent: That is how the application is made.
Agent: If the monitors are big enough (22 inches or more) then the resolution should not matter.
Agent.: The issue mostly occur on high resolution laptop displays and surface tablets.
Agent: One workaround is to reduce the resolution whenever ArcMap is being used.