Change the text font

Do any of the following:

ShowChange a font in the current item

ShowChange the default font for new, forwarded, and replied to messages

  1. From the main Microsoft Outlook window, on the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Mail Format tab.
  2. Click Fonts.
  3. Choose the font:

ShowFor HTML or RTF messages

  • Next to the When composing a new message box and the When replying and forwarding box, click Choose Font.

ShowFor plain text messages

  • Next to the When composing and reading plain text box, click Choose Font.
  1. Select the options you want, and then click OK.
  2. 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.

ShowChange the default font for reading international messages

This font is used for plain text messages and for HTML (HTML: The standard markup language used for documents on the World Wide Web. HTML uses tags to indicate how Web browsers should display page elements such as text and graphics and how to respond to user actions.) messages that were not formatted by the sender.

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Mail Format tab.
  2. Click Fonts, and then click International Fonts.
  3. Select the options you want.
 
 
Applies to:
Outlook 2003