Geek 2.0 - May 23, 2020
Learn how to change the font size here or make the text larger or smaller in outgoing or received Outlook.com messages.
It is better than each time you compose a mail to know if it is easy to read what you write or if it is to another recipient that you write you must know if he prefers to read the characters more bulky or not. Sometimes the font size is smaller for a more elegant look or to define a block of text. This article will show you how to change the font size of a message or change the default font size of all messages you compose.
You need to make sure that the recipient appreciates the message that you send it using custom font sizes from Outlook.com and can receive emails in HTML format. The font size may not be changed in case the messaging system displays plain text only.
Change the font size in outgoing Outlook.com messages
To change the font size in outgoing Outlook.com messages, follow these steps:
o Start a new message;
o If the formatting toolbar is not visible, click the Formatting options icon located under the message window. It's the letter A with a brush;
o Click the Font Size item in the message formatting toolbar. It looks like the letter A with a small cursor at the top right;
o Select the desired size from the drop-down menu that appears. The standard size is 12, try a larger or smaller size depending on your preference while knowing that a larger number equals a larger font size.
How to change the font size for one or more words in an email
It is not mandatory to change the font size for the whole message, you can only select a word, letter or paragraph to change the font size. You can select the font size (the A with the cursor) in the formatting window appearing on the word after having highlighted it (click and drag the cursor on it or double-click on a word). There, you have the option of making it bold, underlined, Italic, highlighted or changing the font color as you wish.
Changing the default font size for outgoing Outlook.com messages
Here's how to change or change the default font size for all your outgoing messages in Outlook.com:
o Click the speed settings icon () in your Outlook.com top navigation bar;
o Select Options from the menu that appeared;
o Under the list of options in the left menu, look under Formatting and click on Message format;
o In the Message Format window, click in the font size area (displaying a number of the current default font size which is generally 12);
o Select the desired font size from the drop-down menu that appeared .;
o You can also choose the font, the bold type, Italic and the font color if you wish;
o Click Save.
Changing the font size in messages you receive
You can't easily change the font size of messages you receive in Outlook.com. Changing this option is possible if you adjust your browser and computer settings. Once made, the application changes will affect other computer programs and websites.
This article teaches you how to make the text bigger or smaller in the messages you write. Here you learn how to change the font size in outgoing Outlook.com messages, how to change the font size for one or more words in an email, how to change the default font size for outgoing Outlook.com messages and how to change the font size in the messages you receive.