Photoshop/Elements: Font Size in the File>File Info Dialog for PS CS6 and Elements 12 for Windows

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I have upgraded to Windows 8.1 Prof. and had to do a complete reinstall of all of my software. I need to know how to enlarge the font size in the File> File Infor... [Description window] of Photo Shop CS 6 for Windows and Photo Shop Elements 12 for windows.
I have tried everything and can not find a place to enlarge the font size when I upload and photo and need to send the document information along with my photo.
I did not have this problem before I upgraded to Windows 8.1 and am not having this problem with my other software. Any help would be appreciated
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Hi Kay,

Font size is controlled through the Character Panel and the Options Bar (when the Text tool is active).  There is no menu-based way to access this functionality.

1) simply launch PS
2) open or create an image
3) click the T icon in the Toolbox or press the letter T to activate the Text Tool
4) click Window > Character to bring up the Character Panel or just go to the Options Bar at the top of the application
5) in the Character Panel, the second field on the left and in the Options Bar the third field from the left control the font size of whatever you type

Hope this helps.  Please ping me back if you have further questions.

Thanks,
David
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David,
This is not the setting I am referring to.
In the Main Menu Screen of Photo Shop or PSE for Windows - Go to File>File Infor... and you will get a new screen where you can enter the information about your layout in a box call Description.
There are a number of different types of boxes on this screen.

This is were I store all the information about the layout I just created. When I upload my layout to another site (Digital Scrappers), I copy this information and paste it into
Digitals Scrappers Information box. This information can be saved with my layout.
At present the font is about 2pts. with is very difficult to read.
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Hi Kay,

That dialog is for Metadata and contains only unformatted text information, such as "a b c".  Said another way, none of the text in the File Info dialog contains any font size information or other text formatting included.  When you select such text and copy to the clipboard, the formatting this text receives is based on the TARGET application it is copied into.  As a result, you should figure out what's going on with Digital Scrappers; Photoshop has nothing to do with what you're seeing.

Thanks,
David
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The File>File Info.. screen in Photo Shop and PSE has nothing to do with Digital Scrappers. The problem is in Photo Shop and PSE since I have used both of these programs for a number of years and did not have the problem until I had Windows 8.1 put on my computer. I did a screen capture of the screen in Photo Shop CS6.
That is the description box I am referring to.

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Hi Kay,

Yes, that's the File Info / Metadata dialog.  NONE of the text in those fields contain ANY formatting information.  They are simple text with no point size associated with them.

If you are now seeing the text from these fields appearing smaller in some other application, then either a setting in your operating system (Win8.1) or the other program (Digital Scrappers) has changed.  Neither Photoshop nor the XMP app has ANY control over the font size, face, color, attributes, etc of any of this text.

David
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I'm pretty sure Kay is referring to the font size used in the dialog, not user editable font sizes ala the text tool.
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The dialog's font size is dictated by the OS -- in her case Win8.1.
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Chris,
You are correct. I am not referring to the font using my Text Tool. It is the font SIZE Photo Shop uses in the File>File Info... Description Box. It is about 2pts. and I don't know how to make it larger so I can read what I type in that box.
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Kay, as I mentioned, that dialog's controls (and font size) is dictated by the operating system, which in your case in Windows 8.1.  You will have to adjust those controls as Photoshop does NOT override those system settings.