Make text bold, underlined, or italic

  1. Select the text you want to format.
  2. 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.), click the appropriate button:

Bold Button image

Italic Button image

Underline Button image


  • This procedure is not available in messages if you use plain text as your message format.
  • If Microsoft Word is your e-mail editor, see Word Help for information about decorative underlining.
Applies to:
Outlook 2003