Outlook 2016 Fonts

Issue:

When setting fonts in Outlook 2016 for macOS, there is no way to change the display fonts, only the compose fonts.

Solution:

Font settings may be set and changed from the command line.

Display font of plain text messages too small? Do this to change it to 13 point Andale Mono:

1) Close Outlook 2016

2) Open a Terminal window and run this:

defaults write com.microsoft.Outlook PlainTextWebPrefsIdentifierWebKitStandardFont -string "Andale Mono"

defaults write com.microsoft.Outlook PlainTextWebPrefsIdentifierWebKitDefaultFontSize -int 13

Please note that simply opening Compose Fonts settings will reset the Display Fonts settings, requiring you to re-run the commands from the terminal.


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