Tips to help you negotiate visibility issues while reading fonts in Ms Outlook

In this article we explore changing fonts and other elements in Outlook to suit our reading needs

Tips to help you negotiate visibility issues while reading fonts in Ms Outlook

No matter whether you have a weak eye sight or not, at times it becomes really frustrating for the users to work on MS Outlook due to poor reading fonts. Yes, this is a common problem faced by a number of users working on Outlook these days. At times, people don’t prefer using magnifier to zoom the font sizes to read emails, so what are the ways to increase the font size or manage them for a better reading? Worry not; here are some useful tips to help you negotiate with the visibility issues while reading fonts in MS Outlook.

Nowadays, a majority of users use High Definition Monitors mainly to enjoy a sharper display that is better for the eyes. However, the disadvantage of using these Hi-Def Monitors is that the font size often becomes too small to be easily read on such monitors. The good news is that Microsoft does provide easy ways to enlarge the font size in the Reading Pane itself for Outlook users. Firstly, you can simply Zoom In The Message, secondly, you can Customize Font Size of Text Messages, thirdly, you can Change HTML Messages In To Plain Text Messages and lastly, you can Alter DPI Settings Within Windows.

Talking about the first method of using the Zoom to enlarge the message display, it is the easiest way to view your messages in an enlarged way. All you need is to scroll your mouse a bit to enlarge the font size of your display. Outlook 2010 and 2013 users can also use the Zoom Slider available at the bottom right side corner of the screen to zoom in and out. However, bear in mind that the zooming setting you choose once is not persistent forever and you will need to set up a default zooming level for persistent use.

Secondly, you can easily Customize Font Size of Plain Text Messages following some easy steps. Outlook 2007 or 2003 version users can first go to the Tools Tab and then to the Options and choosing the Mail Format Option. Pick the Stationery and Fonts Option. Outlook 2010 and 2013 users will need to go to the File Tab, then to the Options and pick the Stationery and Fonts Option to change the font size settings.

Third method is to Change the HTML Messages in to Plain Text Messages. In Outlook 2010 and 2013 versions, you will need to go the File Tab and then to the Options followed by clicking on the Trust Center and Settings and pick the Email Security. After this choose the option of Read All Standard Mail in Plain Text. For all other older Outlook versions, you will first need to go to the Tools Tab and then to the Trust Center followed by clicking on the Email Options and picking the Read All Standard Mail in Plain Text.

Lastly, you can Alter the DPI Setting by simply choosing a percentage for your Font Size. This can be done by going to the Desktop and choosing the Personalize Option and pick the Tasks and use the Adjust Font Size or DPI Setting followed by clicking on OK Button.

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