West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.

Business

West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.

Education

West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.

Employment

West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.

Family

West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.

Health

Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.

Tourism

Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 Using Your Browser to Resize the Text on This Website

WV.gov has gone to great lengths to see that our website will allow visitors to size the text in a web browser to meet their personal needs. For your convenience we have added a font sizing tool to every page of the portal located in the top right corner noted with the different sized letter A's. In the event you would like to further adjust your font size please refer to the instructions below for your specific web browser.

Resizing Browser Fonts

Internet Explorer 5+

In the menu at the top of your browser window labeled 'View' there is an item labeled 'Text Size', which opens a sub-menu. This sub-menu should have the items 'Largest', 'Larger', 'Medium', 'Smaller', and 'Smallest'. One of these items should be marked; this is your current font size. Selecting a higher font size will make the letters on the website larger (and possibly easier to read), while a lower font size will make the letters smaller, letting you see more of the web page at once.

Netscape Navigator 4.x

In the menu at the top of your browser window labeled 'View' there are two items labeled 'Increase Font' and 'Decrease Font'. Selecting 'Increase Font' will make the letters on the web-page larger (and possibly easier to read). Selecting 'Decrease Font' will make the letters smaller, allowing you to view more of the website in one window. Alternately, you can hold down the keyboard key labeled 'Ctrl' and then press ']' to increase the font size or '[' to decrease the font size.

Netscape 6+, Fire Fox (Mozilla - Gecko)

In the menu at the top of your browser window labeled 'View' there is an item labeled 'Text Zoom' with a percentage in parentheses. When you select this item a sub-menu will open which gives you a number of self-explanatory options for changing your font size. Alternately, you can hold down the keyboard key labeled 'Ctrl' and press the keys '+' or '-' to increase or decrease your font size, respectively. Increasing your font size will make the text on the webpage larger (and possibly easier to read), while decreasing your font size will make the text smaller, enabling you to see more of the webpage without scrolling.

Safari 1.0b

In the menu at the top of your browser window labeled 'View' there are two items labeled "Make Text Bigger" and "Make Text Smaller". Alternately, you can hold down the "command" key (the one with the apple logo on it) and press the keys '+' or '-' to increase or decrease your font size, respectively. Increasing your font size will make the text on the webpage larger (and possibly easier to read), while decreasing your font size will make the text smaller, enabling you to see more of the webpage without scrolling.

AOL

AOL browser 7+ is similar to Netscape 6+ and Mozilla, while earlier versions were similar to Internet Explorer. AOL also allows you to use any browser you want. If you don't know what browser you're using, you can usually find out by looking in the Help menu under 'About ...', where '...' is replaced by the name of the browser. Selecting 'About ...' will bring up specific version information.

How to Adjust System Fonts

If you find the above approach does not fix a text size problem you are experiencing it is possible your machine may have unusual system font size settings (perhaps to compensate for a high resolution display setting). Do not adjust these unless you have adjusted you browser fonts and are still experiencing unacceptable font sizes.

Resizing System Fonts

First make sure your browser will not override system font settings.

Netscape 6.0 and higher (AOL 7+)

  1. Go to "Edit"

  2. Select "Preferences"

  3. Click "Appearance"

  4. Select "Fonts"

  5. Deselect the checkbox next to "Allow document to use other fonts"

Internet Explorer (AOL pre 7.0)

  1. Go to "Tools"

  2. Select "Internet Options "

  3. Click "Accessibility"

  4. Click to "Ignore font sizes specified on Web pages "

  5. Proceed with the following steps for Changing System Default Font based on your operating system:

Then adjust System Font Settings

Windows XP

  1. Right-click the desktop and select "Properties"

  2. In "Display Properties" window, click the "Settings" tab

  3. Click "Advanced" On the "General" tab, select "Normal size (96dpi)" Or "Large Size (120dpi)"

  4. Click "OK"

Windows 2000

  1. Right-click the desktop and select "Properties"

  2. In "Display Properties" window, click the "Settings" tab

  3. Click "Advanced" On the "General" tab, select "Small Fonts" Or "Large Fonts"

  4. Click "OK"

Windows NT

  1. Right-click the desktop and select "Properties"

  2. Click the "Settings" tab

  3. In the "Font Size" window select "Small Fonts" Or "Large Fonts"

  4. Click "OK"

Windows 98

  1. Right-click the desktop and select "Properties"

  2. Click the "Settings" tab

  3. Click "Advanced" Select "Small Fonts" Or "Large Fonts"

  4. Click "OK"