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  • Question


    I realise this'll probably seem like a very silly question, but is there any way of changing the font and font size in a query window in MS SQL Server Management Studio Express?


    It would just make life a lot easier if I could see more of the text!

    Monday, March 10, 2008 1:45 PM


  • Yes, you can change these: Tools | Options > Environment | Fonts and Colors.


    Each pane in managment studio has its own settings, so you'll need to change serveral settings to get everything to be larger/smaller. The primary ones of interest are:

    • Text Editor - This is where you type your query.
    • Grid Results - The tabular view of your results.
    • Text Resutls - The text version of your results.

    You'll need to restart management studio for some of these changes to show up, so change everything you want to change at the same time, then restart once.





    Monday, March 10, 2008 4:26 PM