How To Increase Font Size in Outlook 365?

Email is a crucial part of many people’s workflows and being able to customize your experience to match your needs is important.

If you’re looking for how to change the font size in Outlook 365, you’re in the right place. In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps to do just that.

Microsoft Outlook office 365 users sometimes encountered the font issue, the visibility of default fonts is small for some, due to various reasons.

The question is How to adjust Font Size in Outlook? in the reading pane?

You can easily change the font settings and follow the step-by-step guide.

  • Go to file >> Click Options >> Mail >> Stationary & fonts
How to adjust Font Size in Outlook

A signature and Stationery dialog box appears, there are multiple options available in this section.

How to Increase Font Size in Microsoft Outlook

In professional outreach some of the users change the theme in outlook office 365, which looks more friendly to the receiver, you can customize your own theme (here is the step-by-step guide on How to change the theme in outlook?) or you can choose Theme and then the (No Theme) option to disable it.

There are three main areas covering this topic.

  • New Mail messages – While creating a new mail you can change your font, font size, and font style & your receiver can receive your new mail with the changed pattern.
  • Replying or forwarding messages – Under these criteria, any changes made by you will be reflected whenever you respond or forward an email message.
  • Composing and reading plain text messages changes how plain text messages appear to you only; plain text messages sent to others remain in plain text for the recipients.

How to Change Font Size in Outlook?

Click on the font (refer to the above image), complete font designing dialog box appears, you can check there are multiple options to change the font layout, font style, and font size, in addition to that font color, underline style & effects.

increase font size outlook

Select OK once you complete or customize your font design.

How to change the font size of incoming emails?

In the earlier portion of the article, changing the default font size of incoming messages for users having some visibility trouble, Microsoft Outlook reserved an option to easily enhance the text size of the font while opening the email message in your reading pane.

By default, outlook office 365, font setup is standard for the users, but as I said earlier, some of the users like to change and increase the font size in outlook.

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Here dive directly into the step-by-step guide ~

  • Step 1 – Open Outlook >> Select the folder >> Click to View Tab
  • Step 2 – Click the view setting in the current view group
how do i change the view size in outlook
  • Step 3 – Click Other settings>> Another setting dialog box appears.
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  1. Column Font
  2. Row Font
  3. Message preview Font

All of them are by default text size 8, which is quite difficult for some users. You can easily change it by clicking on a specific button in front of the required setting.

For instance, I made the changes in all three of them and the snapshot below speaks for itself.

Outlook view increase

Now you can see all three (Column Font, Row Font, Message preview Font) text size increases with this simple trick.

How to Apply the above changes to every folder?

Once you made changes or customized the font set in a specific folder and you want to fix the same changes in all the folders, here is the simple option available in MS Outlook.

  • First, select the folder in which you have customized your own view.
  • Now Go to the View tab and select Change View >> Apply Current View to Other Mail Folders.
Apply Current View to Other Mail Folders

Finally, apply view dialog box appears, and you can select the folders in which you like to apply the same view rule in every folder.

Apply view dialog box outlook

Click OK.

reset view

Question How to reset the default view?

Answer – Simply Go to view >> Current View section and click reset view, all the customized view setting is automatically replaced with the default view setting.

Bonus Tip

Zoom in on the message – Opening a particular email and instead of raising the font size of all your folders or specific folder, you just want to instantly enlarge the specific email you are reading.

  • Double-click on the email message >> Go to the message tab >> Click Zoom
outlook zoom
  • By default, standard visibility is 100%, and you can change it according to your comfort.
  • Click OK and the content visibility change. Once you close that specific email your zoom-in changes get back to default.
zoom while reading

Another option is a zoom slider in the bottom right corner.

zoom slider

Finally, with the universal rule CTRL+Mouse Scroll, you can simply zoom in and out per message.

Final Words

In conclusion, this task is easy. First, press Ctrl + to increase the font size. Then, press Ctrl + + to increase the size by twice. Finally, press Ctrl + – to decrease the font size. If you are having trouble, press Alt + Ctrl + -.

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