How to Change the Default Font Face and Size in Outlook

Posted on November 1, 2011. Filed under: micrsoft, office, use |

When you installed Outlook, it set the font for composing (as for reading) mail to “Calibri” or “Arial” — and “tiny”. If this is not your typesetting dream team, you can adjust the font settings to suit your needs better. Recipients of your emails will be happier, too.

Of course, you can change the default mail font in Outlook to anything you want. Smaller, fancier, bigger, or more conventional — Outlook accepts them all.
Change the Default Font Face and Color in Outlook
To customize the fonts used by default for reading and composing messages as well as replies in Outlook:
  • Select Tools | Options… from the menu.
  • Go to the Mail Format tab.
  • Click Fonts… under Stationery and Fonts.
  • Use the Font… buttons under New mail messages, Replying or forwarding messages and Composing and reading plain text messages to choose the desired font faces, sizes and styles. In Outlook 2003, use Choose Font… for When composing a new message:, When replying and forwarding: and When composing and reading plain text:.
  • In Outlook 2003, use Choose Font… for When composing a new message:, When replying and forwarding: and When composing and reading plain text:.
  • Click OK. In Outlook 2003, if stationery is defined to be used by default under Use this stationery by default:, the font specified in it may override the font you have just specified. You can either choose “” as the default stationery, adapt the stationery to include your favorite font, or make Outlook ignore font specified in stationery altogether.
  • In Outlook 2003, if stationery is defined to be used by default under Use this stationery by default:, the font specified in it may override the font you have just specified. You can either choose “” as the default stationery, adapt the stationery to include your favorite font, or make Outlook ignore font specified in stationery altogether.
  • Click OK again.
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