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    Outlook Font display size (2003)

    I have just upgraded my computer and have a larger monitor (17"). The manufacturers recommendation for screen resolution is 1280 x 1024. This gives a much larger, and clearer, display, and is particularly useful when editing documents in Word. When using Outlook, however, I find that my font is too small to be read in comfort. I could change the default font size, but then my messages would be in a font too large for people with smaller screens or lower resolution. I could change my screen resolution, but then I would lose the advantages of greater screen area.

    Does anyone know of a way to make the displayed text larger, without altering the size of the font actually sent in a message?

    Do I just have to live with the small font if I want a larger displayed area?

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    Re: Outlook Font display size (2003)

    Welcome to Woody's Lounge!

    If you have a mouse with a scroll wheel, holding down the Ctrl key while scolling the wheel will zoom in or out when a message is open.

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    Re: Outlook Font display size (2003)

    Thanks very much. I have experimented with that and it seems very helpful. Presumably there is no way to make the zoom level 'sticky' as a default magnification?

    It doesn't seem to work when composing a new message - only on incoming messages. Is there any way round that?

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    Re: Outlook Font display size (2003)

    I don't know of a way to do either using "native" Outlook. You might consider using Word as mail editor in Outlook; you can then set the zoom percentage in the Standard toolbar. Word usually remembers the zoom setting.

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    Re: Outlook Font display size (2003)

    You can do something slightly less drastic than alter your screen resolution - but which will affect your Winodws-wise settings. Control Panel|Display|Appearance|Settings|Advanced|General |DPI Setting. From the sound of it, you would need something in the Custom range (between 96 & 120) - rather than jumping up all the way to Large (120). In most circumstances, you will get a full enough preview of your revised setting without having to go through the chore of re-booting. You will still keep your larger "screen real estate". HTH
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