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    Enlarge fonts in received messages (Outlook 2000, SR1(not using Word as editor))

    This question comes up every now & then - people want the fonts in their received email messages to be larger. Other than asking the senders to use a larger font - is there any way to set this on the client side? The only thing I can find is that you can set the AutoPreview font (displays the first three lines of the message). I have also suggested that they can select everything and then make the font larger manually.

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    Re: Enlarge fonts in received messages (Outlook 2000, SR1(not using Word a

    Under TOOLS, OPTIONS select the MAIL FORMAT tab. about 1/2 way down on that tab you will see a button for FONTS. I think the settings under that button will help you.

    Good luck.

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    Re: Enlarge fonts in received messages (Outlook 2000, SR1(not using Word a

    Those options only apply to mail that you are sending - not to incoming messages.

    Lynn

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    Re: Enlarge fonts in received messages (Outlook 2000, SR1(not using Word a

    For plain text, the third option (see below) will change the incoming message display as well. For HTML, use View, Fonts. For RTF, I have no idea.
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    Re: Enlarge fonts in received messages (Outlook 2000, SR1(not using Word a

    for RTF, you really can't change them. Short of selecting the text and manually changing them. I don't think you can use a larger option like you can use HTML. (view > text)

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    Re: Enlarge fonts in received messages (Outlook 2000, SR1(not using Word a

    Thank you for the picture illustration - this sounds like a good thing, but if you use the ? to hover over it for more information, you will see that this only sets the font for reading the preview pane, not the whole message.

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    Re: Enlarge fonts in received messages (Outlook 2000, SR1(not using Word a

    Well, it works for me, and I don't use a preview pane. I can appreciate that it would take you a few moments to actually try it for yourself, but unless I say in a post that it's a guess, then I tried it and it works for me. You will learn that your fellow Loungers are a more reliable source of information than an MS help-tip. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Enlarge fonts in received messages (Outlook 2000, SR1(not using Word a

    I know it's been a couple of weeks, but I just found a wonderful work-around solution for enlarging fonts in Outlook for all types of messages, and for all Office applications, in the 9/30 issue of The Office Letter Standard version (go to http://www.officeletter.com to subscribe). It just requires a mouse with a scroll wheel. The following is a direct quote:

    TOL reader Ray Blake offers this Office-wide shortcut for zooming in and out of a document:

    This tip is one I stumbled on by accident, but which I now use every day. If you have a wheel mouse, in any Office
    application hold down CTRL while you turn the wheel. It will shrink and expand your view. In Word, if you shrink far
    enough this way, you'll get multiple pages on screen. It's so much easier than using the menu or toolbar, and it's
    changed the way I use Word an awful lot.

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