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Outlook Mail message Shrinking

RonMcAlister
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I was writing a reply to an email in Outlook (Office 2007) and meant to hit Control-B to switch to bold. I don't know what I actually hit, but entire message shrunk to microscopic size. Each letter is smaller than a normal period.  Messages I receive are normal and microscopic messages I send are received looking normal, and the To: and Subject: look normal, but New or Reply messages I create continue to be tiny. The font is set to Calibri 11, and if I change it to 200, I can read what I type, but the entire message is displayed along the left margin of the composition window.  I have tried every setting, key combination and font to get the display back to normal, but no luck. I appreciate any suggestions.
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Hi Ron,

Did you check the font settings in Tools - Options - Mail Format - Stationary and Fonts? I am not sure if you were just changing the font size in the email message window itself.

I am trying to duplicate what you did, but I can't find any combination of keys that shrink my font to microscopic size. I'll keep trying.

TK

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Tools-Options-Mail Format-Stationary & Fonts set to Font:Calibri, Font Style:Regular, Size:11.  Changing them doesn't change the appearance of my messages. Theme is No Theme Currently Selected.
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Tools-Options-Mail Format-Stationary & Fonts set to Font:Calibri, Font Style:Regular, Size:11.  Changing them doesn't change the appearance of my messages. Theme is No Theme Currently Selected.

I have attached a screen capture of a two page meeting announcement. The incoming email was fine, but it shrunk when I hit reply.
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That picture helped.

Try holding down the CTRL key and then use your mouse scroll wheel to increase the size of the message.

Did that help?
TK

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That worked perfectly!!  How did you figure it out?  I read the MS Knowledge Base for a couple of hours and found no reference to this. Thanks again.

Commented:
Actually that scroll wheel trick will work in web browsers (and other Microsoft programs) too if you want to make the page bigger or smaller. I mainly use it when viewing websites.

I'm glad it worked!

TK
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