How to change fonts on Outlook

Shaant Minhas

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Outlook comes with a default font setting that’s neat and easy to understand. However, you can get bored with your settings after a while.

Thankfully, Outlook also gives you many different features—the ability to pick from a host of fonts in one among them. When you change the font, you also have an option to tweak the color, size, and style of the new messages.

So let’s get started right away.

How to change fonts on Outlook

By default, the Outlook font is set to Calibri—with its font size set to 12. You can change your font on both Outlook web and Outlook app. Let’s first cover the process for Outlook web.

Head to your Outlook web account, sign in, and compose an email. From there, click on the drop-down for font and font size, and select your favorite options. Doing this will change your font settings for this specific instance.

changing font on Outlook

However, if you want to change your Outlook fonts permanently, then you’ll have to change the font from the Outlook settings menu as well. Here’s how you can get started.

  • Click on the settings option from the top-left corner (the gear icon).
  • Then head to Mail > Compose and reply.
  • Now select the Font icon to change your icons.

compose and reply menu

That’s it — your font settings will be changed.

Outlook app

Moving on to Outlook desktop, the process is almost similar. Launch the app and then follow the steps below:

  1. Head to the File > Options menu.
  2. From there, select the Mail category.
  3. Click on Stationery and Fonts.
  4. Finally, select the font for every field you want to change:
    New mail messages: Let’s you choose a default font for emails you create.
    Replying or forwarding messages: This option lets you set your fonts for the emails that you’re replying or forwarding.
    Composing and reading plain text messages: This feature changes the font of emails for you only.
  5. Select other settings like font size, color, effect, and style.
  6. Click on OK to finish making changes to your settings.

Do this, and your Outlook desktop font settings will finally be changed.

Changing your fonts on Outlook

And these are just some of the ways you can tweak your fonts on Outlook, folks. Outlook is ancient, yet it continues to add new features that make using it a breeze for Microsoft users. We routinely cover everything related to Outlook, so check out our guide.