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Fix Outlook 2007 tiny text in e-mails

My wife recently somehow unwillingly (probably by pressing some shortcut key on the keyboard) managed to make her Outlook 2007 e-mail editing window show tiny unreadable text. She couldn’t get it fixed even after closing and restarting Outlook or rebooting the machine and was quite desperate, so she brought her laptop home to me to fix.

The fix proved to be quite easy, but not that easy to find since one would expect it to be somewhere in Outlook settings. Instead to fix the issue you have to:

  1. Open an existing or new e-mail
  2. Select "Format Text" tab of the ribbon bar
  3. Click inside the e-mail text to enable the "Zoom" button on the ribbon (wonder why one should have to do that step)
  4. Press the (now enabled) Zoom button
  5. Change "Zoom to" setting to "100%"
  6. Press OK button to close the Zoom dialog
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  1. J S Lane
    2011/02/17 at 21:51

    Thanks so much for this – was in the middle of an important email and tearing my hair out. Much calmer now!

  2. Karen
    2011/06/07 at 04:55

    thank you sooooooooooo much, it worked you saved me….

  3. Leslie
    2011/08/16 at 13:02

    Thank you very much! You saved me a lot of time researching the resolution to this problem. I tried using my Control plus the Plus Sign keys on my keyboard to change the zoom & it wouldn’t work like normal.

    Do you know what I did to cause this issue in the first place – my Outlook 2007 email font size being too small to read well (the font size actually showed that it was at the standard, 11pt; however, it had to be smaller that 8pt in appearance)? At least now I know how to correct the issue if it should ever arise again.

    Thanks again for your help!!!

  4. 2011/09/12 at 16:15

    probably it’s a kbd/mouse combination that causes that zoom out, I guess CTRL key + mouse wheel scroll, but haven’t tried

  5. Greenstair
    2012/01/18 at 19:19

    Hi – it’s the Windows key + scroll button that causes the view to zoom in or out – hence if you did it by accident it’s not easy to work out how or why…

  6. Leon A
    2012/01/26 at 19:18

    Where do I find the Zoom

    • 2012/02/01 at 16:57

      zoom is usually CTRL + Scroll wheel from what I know, also in Word and Internet Explorer (some MS keyboards have zoom slider you can drag at the side too)
      think WINDOWS key + Scroll wheel also does the same

  7. Barb
    2012/03/28 at 01:08

    Thank you!! I did the same thing and had been living with it for several weeks. (mine was at 60% so readable but very small!). I’d spent some time looking to fix it and was about to give up but came and found this and voila, in 5 minutes, it’s fixed. No more eye strain!

  8. Danielle
    2012/05/21 at 18:11

    Thank you!

  9. Gary Hanks
    2012/09/20 at 17:28

    Thank you George!

  10. Nig
    2013/01/01 at 17:11

    My wife did the same thing!!!….thanks soooo much…happy wife is a happy life!!

  11. Alan R
    2013/02/20 at 18:36

    I also did it (npot my wife),,,,so thanks

  12. 2013/02/28 at 04:22

    Thanks for the quick, easy and very man-friendly solution.

  13. Owen Ford
    2013/03/11 at 23:52

    Thank you! All of the tech guys at my job couldn’t figure this out!

  14. 2013/03/22 at 01:12

    Bless you…. it worked. I never would have figured this out.

  15. KDC
    2013/05/25 at 00:24

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Helen Muller
    2013/09/09 at 19:34

    Thank you this works a treat.

  17. Donna
    2014/07/17 at 21:40

    It’s July 2014 and this post is still helping people. Thank you!!!

  18. nocare
    2014/10/22 at 10:12

    thank you very much i don’t what i would have done without your help. thank you once again.

  19. Umesh
    2015/11/07 at 13:58

    thanks really needful !!

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