The text of my messages is larger or smaller than usual

When you compose, reply to, or forward an e-mail message, and the message body (including the text) appears larger or smaller than the size that you typically see, you might have accidentally changed the zoom view setting.

When the zoom view is changed, the setting is persistent on all future messages you compose, reply to, or forward.

 Note   The zoom view setting doesn't affect how recipients will see the message. Messages are always opened at 100-percent zoom view size.

Examples of e-mail messages zoomed in and zoomed out

You can adjust the zoom view in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 in two ways — by using your mouse wheel button, or from within Outlook itself.

Use a mouse wheel button to change the zoom

If you have a pointing device, such as the Microsoft IntelliMouse pointing device, that has a wheel button, you can use the wheel button to zoom in on, or out of, the body of a message.

  1. Click the message body.
  2. Press and hold CTRL while you rotate the wheel button to zoom in or out.

Use the Ribbon controls to change the zoom

The zoom level of the message view can be changed in the Ribbon, which is part of the Microsoft Office Fluent user interface.

  1. Click the message body.
  2. On the Format tab, in the Zoom group, click Zoom.
  3. In the Zoom dialog box, under Zoom to, click 100% for the default size, or use the other options to specify a custom zoom size.

Zoom dialog box

 Note   When the zoom view is changed, the setting is persistent on all future messages you compose, reply to, or forward.

 
 
Applies to:
Outlook 2007