Most users prefer their own style of everything over the default in several applications. This also goes for emails and email clients, like Mac Outlook. Here we discussed about ‘How to Change Default Font in Outlook 2011 for Mac‘.
Change Default Font in Outlook 2011 for Mac
Most users would change the default settings of spam filters, modify your folders style, and many more modifications like that in Outlook 2011 for Mac. However, there are certain elements inside your email clients (and the emails you receive) that remain in their default style. Very few try to change it to fit their preferences, perhaps because they don’t know it, or perhaps it’s not a very big deal.
Today, we are talking about an apparently minor details in Outlook 2011 emails, and that is the font style of your emails. Many users don’t care about font. Outlook 2011 uses default uses 14-point Calibri font for HTML messages and 12-point Consolas font for plain text messages. It is quiet fine for online reading. But it’s not a bad thing to modify it a little bit to make your client more personal and customized. For instance, if your eye sight is not that strong, you can increase the font size to 16.
Without further ado, let’s move on how to change the default font in Outlook 2011 for Mac.
Follow the steps below:
- Launch Outlook 2011 for Mac
- Open the ‘Menu’ and click ‘Preferences’
- Click the ‘Fonts’ icon
Here, you can see the three categories of font settings, each one relating to the different types of messages and items (HTML, plain-text, and item lists). The set of options available within each category are self-explanatory. For example, the changing the values in font-size text-field will change the size of the fonts in your messages, font-color will change the colors of your fonts, and so on.
There’s also a preview pane that shows you how your emails will look like before finalizing on your format settings.
NOTE* – keep in mind that if you choose a unique font for your messages, it might be possible that the recipients might not be able to view them unless they have the same font installed. Also, this applies only to the messages you will send, not to the incoming messages and because the incoming messages depend on how the senders have formatted them.