How to Zoom Emails in Outlook

The “zoom” command can be tricky to find in Outlook. Just follow the instructions for your version:

Outlook 2010

  1. Click somewhere in the message body
  2. Select the “Message” tab (if it isn’t already selected)
  3. Click “Zoom”
  4. Select 100% (or your desired zoom level)
  5. Click OK

Outlook 2007

When reading email

  1. Click somewhere in the message body
  2. Select the “Message” tab (if it isn’t already selected)
  3. Click the “Other Actions” dropdown button in the “Actions” section
  4. Click “Zoom”
  5. Select 100% (or your desired zoom level)
  6. Click OK

When writing email

  1. Click somewhere in the message body
  2. Select the “Format Text” tab
  3. Click “Zoom”
  4. Select 100% (or your desired zoom level)
  5. Click OK

Outlook 2003

When reading email

  1. Click the “View” menu
  2. Point to “Text Size”
  3. Click “Medium” (or your desired zoom level)

When writing email

  1. Click somewhere in the message body
  2. Click the “View” menu
  3. Click “Zoom”
  4. Select 100% (or your desired zoom level)
  5. Click OK
Was this post helpful? Share it!

63 Comments

1 2
  1. Leigh M

    great thanks fixed my problem :)

  2. Mackey

    Does nothing for my text in Outlook 2003.

  3. tex

    John

    You rock dude

    it fixed my problem

    cheers
    T

  4. Thank You! In Outlook, my FONT size was stuck! You helped me fix it with your Zoom instructions. I am so appreciative!

  5. Richard Darling

    IN Outlook 2003
    When reading email
    1.Click the “View” menu
    2.Point to “Text Size”
    3.Click “Medium” (or your desired zoom level)

    There is no “Text Size” there.

    Incoming emails have very small font size even though I have it set for 12 in settings.

    another fix??

  6. Ramesh

    Thanks, fixed the problem in a flash!!

  7. m.o'malley

    I use internet explorer and want to change font size permanently to a larger one.

1 2

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>