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How do I increase the size of the font in my viewing pane without effecting outgoing mail in Outlook 2003?
February 4, 2009 4:18 PM   Subscribe

How do I increase the size of the font in my viewing pane without effecting outgoing mail in Outlook 2003?

Have googled this endlessly and all I can come up with is changing your composition font also. Just want this for reading emails, not sending. Don't think people would appreciate 16 pt. times new roman on every message.
posted by lattiboy to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Ctrl + mouse up or mouse down might help...
posted by disillusioned at 4:56 PM on February 4, 2009


There should be a setting to read all mail in plain text format. You can then adjust the font options for plain text viewing without affecting the mail that you send.
posted by roomwithaview at 5:01 PM on February 4, 2009


To follow up, instructions for viewing all incoming mail as plain text:

Tools -> Options -> Preferences Tab -> Click E-Mail Options

Under Message Handling, check the box next to "Read all standard mail in plain text check box."



To change font options for plain text viewing:

Tools -> Options -> Mail Format -> Click Fonts

Change the plain text font options to whatever size and typeface suits you.
posted by roomwithaview at 5:09 PM on February 4, 2009


roomwithaview sez:

To change font options for plain text viewing:

Tools -> Options -> Mail Format -> Click Fonts

Change the plain text font options to whatever size and typeface suits you.



Thanks, but wouldn't that also make outgoing emails plain text too? Our company uses HTML to insert a logo on outside mail. It just seems IMPOSSIBLE that there isn't a permanent zoom option.
posted by lattiboy at 5:17 PM on February 4, 2009


disillusioned almost had it. With your cursor inside the window in the text area, press control and scroll up or down with the scroll wheel on your mouse. This only changes the zoom on your preview/edit window, and not the size of text.
posted by Simon Barclay at 7:29 PM on February 4, 2009


Thanks, but wouldn't that also make outgoing emails plain text too?

Nope. :)

What I described does the following:

1) Outlook lets you view all incoming e-mail as if it were all plain text e-mails.

2) You change the font for viewing plain text e-mail to a satisfactory size.
posted by roomwithaview at 6:29 PM on February 20, 2009


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