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Windows 7: Outlook 2010 reading pane zoom default


08 May 2012   #1

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Outlook 2010 reading pane zoom default

I find the 100% setting for reading emails in Outlook 2010 too small and would like to set 150 or 200% as a default but I can't find any facility for this and I have to adjust the setting manually every time. Can anybody advise me please?


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08 May 2012   #2

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Hello again urbanspaceman1

You have two options for doing this:

Option 1:
  • Create a new email type something and go to the "zoom" feature on the top right.
  • Select the percentage% you want the fonts to be displayed at.

Note: The fonts may not appear large when you are viewing them on the reading pane or double click open the email. For that view you will have to always manually zoom it yourself on the right corner in the bottom but you will be able to see the fonts large when you hit reply after doing the 2 points mentioned above.

Or

Option 2:

Change your DPI settings following this tutorial:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/443-dpi-display-size-settings-change.html

I will search for similar stuff.
Till then, HTH
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08 May 2012   #3

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I thought this stuff was in the "View" menu Current View -> Define View -> Modify. At least this is how it is in OL 2007.
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08 May 2012   #4

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Hi Kool. Thank-you, yes, I had actually managed to find that setting and adjusted it to 200%, but I didn't want to change the overall DPI settings in order to save having to manually zoom on new mail because is messes with such a lot of webpages and has text overdrawn on text. I could reduce the monitor settings also but again it's not what I was hoping to find.
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08 May 2012   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by event3horizon View Post
I thought this stuff was in the "View" menu Current View -> Define View -> Modify. At least this is how it is in OL 2007.
as far as I can tell this only allows you to change the program text etc and not the reading pane default values but I may have missed something
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08 May 2012   #6

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Are we sure this isn't handled by the default Windows font sizes? It is, after all, a Microsoft product.

Under Windows search bar, type, "Make text and other items larger and smaller". I can't test for you first. No Outlook on my home PCs.
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09 May 2012   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James7679 View Post
Are we sure this isn't handled by the default Windows font sizes? It is, after all, a Microsoft product.

Under Windows search bar, type, "Make text and other items larger and smaller". I can't test for you first. No Outlook on my home PCs.
Thanks James, but it produces problems with web pages scrambling text and also increases the size of screen icons. I simply wanted to set the reading pane default size to something larger than 100% when reading new emails rather than have to keep using the slider every time but it seems that it is not an option.
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09 May 2012   #8

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Back in my XP days there was complete control over appearance and display, allowing icon spacing adjustments and window colour schemes and etc. This allowed me to increase text size using the aforementioned system. then re-adjusting icons back to appropriate sizes. This doesn't seem to be available in 7. Is it hidden somewhere?
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09 May 2012   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by urbanspaceman1 View Post
Back in my XP days there was complete control over appearance and display, allowing icon spacing adjustments and window colour schemes and etc. This allowed me to increase text size using the aforementioned system. then re-adjusting icons back to appropriate sizes. This doesn't seem to be available in 7. Is it hidden somewhere?
I think the tool you're after is found by following these steps:
  1. Right click on the desktop and going to personalisation.
  2. Then click on windows colour
  3. Then advanced appearance settings
This brings up the windows colour/font size dialogue as seen in windows XP. I think this is what you were after.

However, I don't think it will solve the issue. My mum has a large 1080p monitor and needs the font bigger. She has set the DPI to 125%. This does increase the size of the font in every program so will increase the font size in outlook 2010. I see you have a large monitor, the same size as her's in fact (22") and web pages have no issue displaying with 125% DPI.
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07 Aug 2012   #10

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Hi
I have been having the very same problem and have tried all sorts of things, i then came across a small program that fixes this problem, you can set the zoom level in the reading pane & it keeps this as the default, im currently trying out the 14 day free trial but so far it works perfectly, the only thing is that in Trial mode it takes a while for outlook to open and then you have to agree to either carry on with the 14 day trial or agree to buy, (very small price $4.95), but im sure this slow start up will stop when i purchase the program.

Here is the link if you want to take a look :-)

Pete

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