Change Font Size Of Address Line?

Posted on 2006-04-06
Last Modified: 2013-12-03
Hello All,

     Just got a new Sony laptop with a small screen.  Everything is great but I had to change to large fonts so it would be easier on the eyes.  Now, in outlook I was able to change the font size of my inbox and the body of messages.  I can't figure out how to change the font size of the address bar where I type in the e-mail addresses.  Is there a way to increase the size?  Thanks
Question by:fv858
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    Greetings, fv858 !

    Go to the menu bar and select View > Format Columns.  Check if there is a view that you can increase the font size.  Otherwise, there is no way to change font size of Address Bar. Sorry!

    Best wishes!

    Author Comment

    Oh and this is Outlook 2003.  
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    Hello fv858,

    there is one way and that is by designing your own mail form based on the current mail form
    1. open a new empty mail message
    2. choose tools
    3. then Forms
    4. next Design this Form
    5. now you can design a form with your own custom fonts and sizes
    6. when you're done choose the icon with the blue triangle that says publish this form
    7. save it in the personal forms library with a name like myForm, it will display a message about sending it to others but since this is for your own use you can say no
    8. next close and save changes
    9. now back in outlook choose a new mail message | again goto tools | forms | chose form
    10. in the dropdown that says look in, choose personal forms
    11. click on the myForm template and you have your own formatted template mail message

    this is more advanced

    i realize this is a lot of work for a little gain but that may depend on viewpoint :)

    hope this helps a bit
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    Expert Comment

    Bruintje's method will work well.

    I'm assuming a lower screen resolution and adjusting the default windows fonts have been experimented with.  ;)

    Author Comment

    I will try Bruintje's way in a few.  But yes I have changed resolution and that work ok but then it gets a little distorted.  I have everything where we want it except for the Address Line.  

    Author Comment

    Is there a way to make the myForm the default so it uses that every time i hit new message?

    Author Comment

    Also is there a way to change the font when reading an e-mail i received.  I can change the size of the fonts in the body but not the To: or Subject Lines.
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    Accepted Solution

    to make a custom form the default you could look at

    for the second part on recieved email i do not know, since you need a custom form to change your side of the mail i assume that depends on the sending persons forms for a mail message and if they dont change it you will receive them as is

    meintsi's notion of changing the screen resolution and play with the windows font settings are valid points if not tried yet

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