Notes 8.5 will bring Samantha an improved user experience for setting large fonts.
First, as in previous versions, you can go to your operating system and say to use large fonts. And this will make the font in your title bar and menu bar larger.
Now, in Notes 8.5, there is a new preference, and she can choose to use normal, large, or extra large fonts, as shown in the picture below. This changes the fonts in the views (including java views) and forms to large font.
I do realize that Samantha has to go to 2 places to set large font, which is not ideal (but it's a little bit friendlier than an ini setting...). And yes, there is a third place that she can go to set the font family-- the preference called "Basic Notes Client Configuration", which has a "Default Fonts" button that lets Samantha choose her default serif or sans serif font. We did not put the new control there because that dialog pertains ONLY to the "traditional" Notes client, where this new Large font preference pertains to both the old and the new java parts of the client. Also, I wanted to completely replace that default fonts dialog because it is not clear to Samantha which fonts get affected where, plus she cannot set the point size... but we did not get to fix that part in this release.
I've tried to illustrate what you have to set where in the following picture: