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Microsoft 365 Outlook is a powerful email client that helps you stay organized and fully connected. One of the great things about this application is the ability to customize how you want to use it. For example, you can change the font size to make emails easier to read.
In today’s Tuesday Tech Tip, Curtis Hyde, Sales & Marketing Director with Colorado Computer Support, shows you how easy it is to change your font size Outlook. And as always, we’ve provided Microsoft’s simple instructions for you to reference for Windows, macOS, and the Web.
The steps below are from Microsoft’s website when you need to change or set a new default font in Microsoft Outlook. These quick instructions apply to these versions of Outlook:
It will not apply to Outlook 2010 or 2007.
Go to File > Options > Mail > Stationery and Fonts…
Select the font you want to change.
Choose the options you want for your default fonts, such as font size and style.
Select OK back out to save your changes.
Go to Outlook > Preferences > Fonts
Change the font for New mail, Reply or forward, or Plain text.
Under Text display size, change the text size by using the slider.
You can change fonts if you use HTML format to compose new messages.
Go to Settings > View all Outlook settings > Compose and reply.
Under Message format, set Compose messages in to HTML format.
Set the font and size you want for the default.
 Change or Set The Default Font in Microsoft Outlook
The steps below are from Microsoft’s website when you need to change the font or size in your Outlook message list. These quick instructions apply to these versions of Outlook:
It will not apply to Outlook 2007
To scan through your Inbox quicker. It’s always best to enlarge the text in your message’s subject lines and column header for effortless reading, or you can change the font.
Click on Mail.
Click on View > View Settings.
Click on Other Settings.
 Change The Font or Font Size in The Message List
In your Reading Pane, you can adjust the contents of an email by enlarging it, making it easier to read.
However, increasing the text size in the Reading Pane applies only to the email you are currently reading. The body text will default back to the font size when you click another email.
Click once on the message you want to preview in the Reading Pane.
In the bottom right corner of the Outlook window, drag the zoom bar right (for larger text).
There’s always an easy solution if you have any issues or problems changing your fonts or resizing them. With every new version of Microsoft updates, our team quickly uncovers what changed so we can help you.
For more information, Colorado Computer Support is always ready to help. Call us now at (719) 310-3035.