Solo Tip Tuesday: Change Your Default Font for Outlook Messages

by Reba Nance on July 23, 2013

Idea BulbDid you know you can change the font size, style, and color for new, reply to, and forwarding messages? It’s so simple:

  1. Open Outlook.
  2. For Outlook 2007 or earlier, click on tools in the menu bar. For Outlook 2010, click on File in the menu bar.
  3. Go to Options.
  4. Then click on Mail Format for 2007 or earlier. For 2010 users, select Mail from the list on the left side of the window.
  5. You can then click the button for Stationary and Fonts.
  6. As you can see, you can change the font for new email messages, and also the font for Replying and Forwarding messages.
  7. Click on the Font button next to the font you would like to change.
  8. Outlook defaults to Calibri size 11. You can view the font in the “Sample Text” at the bottom of the new dialogue box. Feel free to play around with the font you would like.
  9. If you know which Font you want (i.e. Times New Roman), just type the first letter into the Font box. It will take you to all font options starting with that letter.
  10. Once you’ve found one you like, select that font, the size, and any formatting you’d like. Then click OK to exit the font selection window. You will have to click OK again to exit the Mail Formatting window.

You can see this tip and others, on topics ranging from Outlook and Word help to App reviews and online tools, all here.

Longtime readers of the Colorado Bar Association’s C-Brief, its weekly eNewsletter, know each week there is a tip from Law Practice Management Director Reba Nance. Those tips are moving beyond the newsletter and now have a permanent home within the Practice Management section of CBA’s website. We’ll share some of the best tips each week here as Solo Tip Tuesday.

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