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How do I change the view font on all my Outlook 2003 email
folders now that I've moved to a new notebook PC?
Naturally there are several places that control the look, style and size of
items on your screen. And naturally, it's difficult to find them all, and when
you do, they often don't control exactly, or only, what you want.
So these are some approaches I'd look into:
- Change the resolution of your screen (affects everything). If you're
running 1280x1024, change to 1024x768. Text (and everything else, for that
matter) will appear bigger. That's in Control Panel,
- Another approach that achieves similar results is to change the "DPI", or
"Dots Per Inch" setting of your display. That, too, is in Control
Panel, Display, Settings, in the
Advanced tab. This article has more on it as well: How can I
make the text on my screen larger?
- Now, I haven't done this extensively, so I don't know how difficult it is
to get ALL of Outlook to change, but on Outlook's View menu,
hit Arrange By, and then Custom will allow
you to select the fonts to be used for that view.
- You can also look at Options, Mail
Format, Fonts and select a larger size, though that
will also impact the actual font size used in any HTML you might send.
- And finally as you view a message, if your mouse has a wheel, ctrl+rolling
the wheel will increase or decrease the text size for most (though not all
October 31, 2005