Small text appears fuzzy

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MM15 - Win7 Pro

Is there any way to make smaller text clearer?  Mine appears fuzzy at sizes 12 and below (arial). I've adjusted Windows ClearType - had it on and off - but to no avail.  The monitor is adjusted correctly and other apps text appear fine.

Google led me to a few discussions on this in the past, where the topic of anti-aliased text was brought up and the inability within MM to switch it off.  I've seared the forum here but there was only one post I could find discussing anti-aliased text.

If anyone could help I'd really appreciate it. 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Small text appears fuzzy.

MM15 - Win7 Pro

Is there any way to make smaller text clearer?  Mine appears fuzzy at sizes 12 and below (arial). I've adjusted Windows ClearType - had it on and off - but to no avail.  The monitor is adjusted correctly and other apps text appear fine.

Google led me to a few discussions on this in the past, where the topic of anti-aliased text was brought up and the inability within MM to switch it off.  I've searched the forum here but there was only one post I could find discussing anti-aliased text.

If anyone could help I'd really appreciate it. 
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Hi Jen, I have the same problem. Were you able to resolve the issue. I'd appreciate any advice.
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HI Jen, 

Have you tried zooming in using the zoom slider in the lower-right corner? Text can sometimes appear to be fuzzy when zoomed out. 
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Hi Marian - thanks for the reply.

Yes if I zoom to 200% it looks OK but at 100% the text (and I've tried lots of different types) is indistinct.  The edges are not smooth nor crisp.  You can read it but it irritates me that an expensive piece of software as MM is, should have this simple glaring problem.

I'm a brand new user and it could be something I'm doing of course.  MM15 is great and of all the mind mapping options out there this was the one I kept returning to.  I might be picky but the look of the text spoils it a bit for me.

Thanks again Marian.