Have you ever had the situation where you try to write a new email or reply to one and the font looks like this graphic below? (where the font is so small it’s unreadable?)

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Or maybe this? (where the font is so large it takes over the whole screen?)

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This has happened to me a few times and yesterday it happened to a colleague of mine who asked me if I knew how to fix it when it occurs. I’m blogging this so I can remember the cause and solution! In Outlook when creating a new email or replying to an email, if you hold the control key and use the mouse scroll wheel it changes the size of the font in Outlook.

 

Summary: Is your font size is too small (or too large) to read when creating a new email in Outlook? If so hold down the control key and use the mouse scrollbar to change the size of the fonts in Outlook.