Change the font in Outlook for Mac

You can change the text size of incoming messages for viewing in open message windows or in the reading pane, and you can select default fonts and font sizes for HTML and plain text messages that you send.

Change the text size for incoming messages

  1. At the bottom of the navigation pane, click Mail.

  2. In the message list, select a message.

  3. On the Format menu, click Increase Font Size or Decrease Font Size.

    Notes: 

    • The keyboard shortcut for increasing font size is COMMAND + + . The keyboard shortcut for decreasing font size is COMMAND + - .

    • This procedure also applies to sent messages and saved drafts.

Choose a default font for outgoing messages

  1. On the Outlook menu, click Preferences.

  2. Under Personal Settings, click Fonts.

  3. Select the options that you want.

    Note:  Incoming HTML messages often have font styles and font sizes applied to the text. The default font and font sizes that you select will not affect the formatting of these incoming messages.

Change the text size for incoming messages

  1. At the bottom of the navigation pane, click Mail  Mail view button .

  2. In the message list, select a message.

  3. On the Format menu, click Increase Font Size or Decrease Font Size.

    Notes: 

    • The keyboard shortcut for increasing font size is COMMAND + + . The keyboard shortcut for decreasing font size is COMMAND + - .

    • This procedure also applies to sent messages and saved drafts.

    • When you set your default font preferences for Outlook, your selections apply to outgoing messages as well as incoming plain text message. However, incoming HTML message often have their own font style and font sizes applied to the text, so your default settings don't apply.

Choose a default font for outgoing messages

  1. On the Outlook menu, click Preferences.

  2. Under Personal Settings, click Fonts  Fonts Preferences button .

  3. Select the options that you want.

Note: Incoming HTML messages often have font styles and font sizes applied to the text. The default font and font sizes that you select will not affect the formatting of these incoming messages.

See also

Turn off HTML formatting

Create and send a message

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