Display fonts / Change font size in message list display in Outlook 2000 - 2003 (for all folders)

Posted on 2007-10-19
Last Modified: 2012-08-14

Here I can change the look of current selected folder
View -> Arrange By -> Custom
 - Other Settings (used in the message list display).
- Automatic Formatting

How can I change the message list display for all folders at once? Or better change the font size for the alle elements in Outlook.

I need the solution for Outlook 2003 - but if someone know how to do it in 2000 version, I would like to know that to.
Question by:kkarumu
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    I do not know of a way to modify the views to all folders at once personally but copying the Folder View you create should reduce some of the steps for you:

    To copy Outlook folder views
    Use File . . . Folder . . .  Copy Folder Design.
    The trick is that you must start in the folder that you want to copy the views and other design elements to.  In other words, if you want to copy the design of a personal folder to a public folder, the first step is to switch to the public folder. Then, you can use the Copy Folder Design command.

    Folder-specific views can be copied from one folder to another because they are actually stored as hidden messages in the folder. All-folder views, on the other hand, are stored elsewhere in the mailbox. Since they are not stored in the source folder, they cannot be copied to another folder. The workaround is simple: Make a copy of the all-folder view and restrict it to use on a particular folder. Then, you'll be able to copy it.

    In Outlook 98, Outlook 2000 and Outlook 2002, the Copy Folder Design command is available only in Corporate or Workgroup mode and only in profiles that include the Microsoft Exchange Server service.
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    Chose inbox -> View -> Arrange By -> Current view -> Define Views
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    Could not get the folder copy to work, but solved it. Points to geneus because the comment helped me to find this solution.

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