How to Change the Default Font in Outlook 2013

Are you tired of the default font that you are using when you create messages in Outlook? Or do you see other people using different and exciting fonts, and you wonder how they are doing it? While you can change the font for every message that you create in Outlook 2013 on an individual basis, this can be tedious. So a better option is to change the default font settings so that they are customized to your liking every time you go to type a new message. You can read below to learn how.


Changing Default Fonts in Outlook 2013

You are actually going to be given the option to set default fonts for a number of different scenarios, but we are going to focus on setting a default font for new messages in Outlook 2013. If you decide that you also want to set a default font for messages that you reply to, or messages that are written in plain text, you can still follow these same steps, but you will need to select the appropriate option in step 6.


Step 1: Launch Outlook 2013.


Step 2: Click the File tab at the top-left corner of the window.

click the file tab



Step 3: Click Options in the column on the left.

click the options button



Step 4: Click Mail in the left column of the Outlook Options window.

select the mail option



Step 5: Click the Stationery and Fonts button at the right side of the window.

click the stationery and fonts button



Step 6: Click the Font button under New mail messages. As noted earlier, you can come back to this screen later to change the default font for messages to which you reply or forward, or for plain text messages.

how to change the default font in outlook 2013



Step 7: Choose your default font, and select any of the other settings that you want to apply to it. You don’t need to worry about the Set as Default button at the bottom-left corner of the window. That will remain grayed out as you are making changes.

choose your default font settings



Step 8: Click the OK button to save your changes, then click the OK buttons on the Signature and Stationery and Outlook Options windows to return to Outlook.



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