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Outlook 2003 odd numbered font size when composing email

Posted on 2012-03-16
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When composing an (HTML) email in Outlook 2003, I cannot set my font size to any odd numbers. For example, I want to set my font size to Calibri 11, but the size selection only allows 8, 10, 12 etc.

Even when I go into font settings in Mail format, and set Calibri 11 as my font size for composing emails, it still sets it to Calibri 12 when composing new emails.

I have Stationary set to <none>

TIA.
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Question by:Shane
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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That is normal behaviour and it is font dependent, the font's don't have that typesize
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DansDadUK earned 500 total points
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>> ... the font's don't have that typesize ...

Tahoma (like most fonts) is a scalable OpenType/TrueType font, so it is available in a range of point sizes from about 4-point upwards.

Word 2007 on my Windows 7 Pro 64-bit system allows Tahoma 11-point to be selected.

However, Windows Live Mail (I don't have Outlook) on the same system only appears to allow the even-numbered point sizes.

So the restriction appears to be associated with the application rather than the font.
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by:jcimarron
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stanfordhome--
FWIW--Word 2010 and Windows Live Mail 2011 seem to allow 9 and 11 point versions of most fonts.
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by:Shane
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I don't think it's the font....I've tried several run-of-the-mill fonts (Arial, Calibri, Times New Roman)....all have the same issue.
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