Outlook 2013, change font size in open message

I'm using Outlook 2013.  In an open message, the text on the screen is too small, in both the message body and the header (From, To, Subject, Date).  It is also too small when printed.  How do I re-set the font to something larger, on both the screen and for printing?

I'm not interested in work-arounds, like zooming from the Ribbon bar and Cntl-scroll within individual messages, both of which are poor and partial solutions, being effort intensive by virtue of unnecessary repetitive actions, also have no impact on printed products. 

 

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Really MS support just doesn't get it.
It needs an option to set the size of the email reading window (not preview, which has an option).  Preview is horrible as most of use have to read each email.

Just set an option for Font Selection for opening an incoming email. Just do it.
Older people who have failing eyesight and buy something like a Surface book which has very high resolution, have no chance of reading emails without tediously zooming (Ctrl Scroll on a mouse that has one).

WHY CAN'T DEVELOPMENT UNDERSTAND THIS, IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN ISSUE.

Charles M Yeomans

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Hello Steven,

Since this thread has already aged and answered, I would highly suggest that you post a new thread for us to assist you better. Please make sure that you put the correct tagging so that your thread will be easy to find.

We'll keep an eye out for your update.

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hi,

but the problem here is every time you will have to do this same step.

is there any permanent solution?

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This is the best answer & it worked for me, after trying a million different options.

It should be mentioned that if you don't see the View tab, then hit the "Alt" key and it will pop up. Then hit View & reset.

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Thanks Glen....you are most probably correct....

Thanks for your time....

Sylvia

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This was it for me! Thanks!

This problem was like so many that I have, I had accidentally done something, in this case, the Ctrl-scroll. However, Outlook Help (and the first few solutions offered here) takes me to all sorts of settings options that I know I never changed.

 

When someone says that "suddenly" such-and-such happened, it is usually something liek this, and that should be the first solution offered. I understand that may not always be possible, but thinking in that direction is best. If the problem isn't posed as a sudden thing, The solution should probably ask if they were fooling with settings or something before offering the most likely answer.

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OMG!  Thank you.  I mistakenly got into this same situation myself - font looks fine, but when I hit the reply button it was extremely small.  I thought the Control key and mouse scroll wheel would just be a temporary fix for one time, but it fixed it for my other messages too.  By the way, you can do it on the reply screen and it fixes it, but you also have to do it once when you click Pop Out so that stays too.

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Has anyone found a solution? Ctrl+scroll wheel to zoom is becoming tedious.

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I so agree. I have no time or patience for this, I ask not a techie and need a user friendly system so I can read and send e-mails and still have a life. PLEASE MAKE THIS EASIER.

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I feel like I've installed Outlook 2013 and fallen back to 1988....are you kidding?

Control + Scroll is the answer to absurdly small fonts and unreadable headers?

Please M/S....please come up with a solution and advise your Customers.

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