I don't think there is anyway around this. For the text to show up sharp and clear on a LCD, you have to run it at the default setting, normally 1280x1024. I had the same issue when a group of LCD's came in at work. For the users that complained of small text, I changed their font size over to large fonts.
Most users were satisfied with the large font settings, and enjoyed the 1280x1024 setting.
I also noticed that it took a day or so to get use to the LCD after using a CRT.
Try the large font settings and see if that helps.
Edited by Joshuacat, 06 July 2005 - 02:49 PM.