Change (increase) the font size in Outlook 2016 reading pane

My tired old eyes, 85 years, no longer can comfortably read emails in the reading pane.  How can I increase the size of the font a notch or two?  I searched the web but cannot find an answer that will work on my W10 system.

Will really appreciate any help on this.

Thank you.

 

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Last updated December 12, 2019 Views 2,644 Applies to:
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With the message open in Outlook's reading pane, click Zoom in the Outlook status bar.

With the message open in its own window: Make sure the Message ribbon in expanded. Click Zoom. Select the desired zooming level under Percent. Click OK.

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I knew about the 'Zoom' thing but that only applies to the current message in view.  The next message or a new instance of Outlook doesn't recognize the new 'Zoom' level  Is there no way I can set a level and apply it to all messages or instance of Outlook?

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Unfortunately there is no solution as of yet.

You might take a look over here (beware this site is not endorsed by Microsoft):

http://mattpilz.com/how-to-increase-default-zoo...

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Please have a look:

Enlarge font in the Reading Pane

Hal Hostetler, CPBE
Broadcast Engineer/IT Pro
MVP-Outlook - WA7BGX
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You might take a look over here (beware this site is not endorsed by Microsoft):

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I was afraid that was going to be the answer.  Too bad :(

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