How to change default font, color, style, and size in Microsoft Outlook

As an Outlook user, you can change the default font style and size for your messages. Here’s a brief tutorial on how to do it.

Customize default font & font size in Outlook

In Outlook, you can change the default font size to reduce chronic eye pain or make it smaller to fit more things in a single window. Most Microsoft apps are customizable to users’ liking and Outlook is no exception to this rule. The personal information manager from Microsoft is set to Calibri (11 Pt) as the default Font and size.

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Customizing the font in Outlook can be done in a few simple steps. If you have Microsoft Outlook installed on your PC, launch it. In the main window, go to the “File” menu and select “Options.” In the “Outlook Options” window, select the “Mail” tab. In the “Options” section, click the “Editor Options” button. In the “Editor Options” window, select the “General” tab. In the “Compose messages in this message format” drop-down menu, select “Plain Text.” In the ” Font” section, select the desired font and font size. Click “OK.”

  • When launched, click on the ‘File’ tab visible under the Ribbon menu and scroll down to locate ‘Options
  • When found, click it.
  • When the Outlook Options window opens, choose the “Mail” category and hit the “Stationery and Fonts” tab as shown in the image above.

In the ‘Signatures and Stationery’ window that opens up, you can configure the fonts, styles, colors, backgrounds, effects, and more.

You can change your New mail message’s font by clicking Font under New mail messages and selecting your desired font, style, size, color, and any embellishments. I have chosen Times New Roman as my desired font, but you can change it to the one that better suits you.

When done, hit the ‘OK’ button.

In the Signatures and Stationery windows, you can do the same for new mail messages.

  • Replying or forwarding messages
  • Composing and reading plain text messages.

How to change the default font in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint?

Use the Font dialog box to change the default font in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint. Click the Home tab, and then click the Dialog Box Launcher arrow in the Font group. In the Font dialog box, click the font you want to use, and then, under Size, click the size you want to use for the body text.

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