Do any of the following:
Change a font in the current item
- In the item (item: An item is the basic element that holds information in Outlook (similar to a file in other programs). Items include e-mail messages, appointments, contacts, tasks, journal entries, notes, posted items, and documents.), select the text you want to change.
- On the Formatting toolbar (Formatting toolbar: A toolbar with buttons and options used to apply text formatting. To display the toolbar, point to Toolbars on the View menu, and then click Formatting.), in the Font box , enter the font you want.
Note This procedure is not available in messages if you use plain text as your message format.
Change the default font for new, forwarded, and replied to messages
- From the main Microsoft Outlook window, on the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Mail Format tab.
- Click Fonts.
- Choose the font:
For HTML or RTF messages
- Next to the When composing a new message box and the When replying and forwarding box, click Choose Font.
For plain text messages
- Next to the When composing and reading plain text box, click Choose Font.
- Select the options you want, and then click OK.
- If you use stationery, click an option under Stationery fonts.
Note If Microsoft Word is your e-mail editor, you can set the default fonts in Word, too. If your message is in HTML format, you can even use a cascading style sheets (cascading style sheets (CSS): Declarations, either embedded in a Web page or stored in a separate .css file that is linked to a Web page, that specify the appearance of particular HTML elements.) (CSS) to define the fonts. For messages you reply to or forward, Word can also automatically choose a different font color to distinguish your message from the previous one in an e-mail discussion. For more information, see Word Help.
Change the default font for reading international messages