How Outlook Font Size Changes When Replying? [Fix it!]

Microsoft Outlook sends an email message and communicates with other people truly effective, framing your message properly in a professional manner and to the point is important. Using proper language and meaning full words along with font size are real gamechanger.

Some users of Outlook face a problem, when they reply to any Outlook email, the font size becomes smaller. This problem persists with Microsoft Outlook.

Although, Microsoft Outlook by default has a specific font size, and color, In this article, you will learn step by step process “How to strictly monitor the font size while Replying in Office 365?” 

How to Change the Default Font and Size in Outlook When Replying?

While replying from Outlook font size and font color still show as default, which is slightly small for a few people, when you reply to your email you always want your communication more effectively and boldly. Some of the users complained [outlook reply font small].

You can change the font and its color, size, and style—such as bold or italic for all messages you send according to your recipient requirement.

Let’s Understand step by step process:

  • Open Outlook
  • Click the File >> Options.
  • Outlook Options dialog box appears with multiple options, Click on Mail in the left bar.
  • Click Stationery and Fonts from the right bar.

Change the Default Font and Size

  • The Signature and Stationery dialog box appears, and there are two options, you can use predesigned themes already available in Outlook for replying, and you can also design your own theme.

personal stationery theme

  • The second option is manually set up all fonts, colors, and patterns. Click Font under replying and forwarding the message.

personal stationery

  • The new font dialog box pops up, which consists of (Font, Font Style, Size, effects, color, and a few more). You can also scale minor adjustments by hitting advance options on the above tab.

new font dialog box

  • Hit OK once to finish and then twice more to close out of the Signatures and Stationery window and Outlook’s options.

You can also hit “Set as Default” to restore the default style. This option is available to keep your original font setting, which is:

  1. Font+Body
  2. Font StyleRegular
  3. Size11
  4. Font colorAutomatic

Hereafter, you should not experience the problem. Outlook user also changes font color when replying to email messages.

While formatting the font in the reply section, there is an option “Pick a new color when replying and forwarding“, if you check box this option, every time you reply to any message outlook changes the color.

Pick a new color when replying and forwarding

Outlook font changes when replying is really an excellent feature, we have covered all steps “How Outlook Font Size Changes When Replying?”


In conclusion, the settings in Outlook allow you to set the default font of the email, font size, and font color.

When you reply, the text that you send will have the same font size and color as the body of the email as set in the settings. If you reply to an email with a setting that is different, those settings will override the default ones.

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