Format Messages

 

Applies to: Office 365 for professionals and small businesses, Office 365 for enterprises, Microsoft Exchange, Live@edu

Topic Last Modified: 2009-08-16

Messages composed in HTML instead of in plain text can be formatted to change the appearance of their text and their layout.

How do I change the default message font?

  1. Click Options > Settings > Mail.

  2. Under Message Format, select the options you want.

  3. Click Save to save your settings.

What else do I need to know?

  • The message font settings are only applicable if you select HTML. If you select Plain text, all messages will be composed in plain text and will use the default font and font size of your browser.

  • Use the formatting options on the message toolbar to format individual e-mail messages.

  • For information about how to format messages using keyboard shortcuts, see "Text Editing" and "Text Formatting" in Keyboard Shortcuts.

  • The following table shows the formatting options on the message toolbar. Some of these buttons are displayed based on the direction of the text in the current language, left-to-right (LTR) or right-to-left (RTL). You may have to click Customize more options to view some of these options.

     

    Format Button Description
    Strikethrough

    Formats the selected text as strikethrough.

    align text left

    Aligns the selected text to the left margin.

    center paragraph

    Aligns the selected text to the center of the message form.

    align text right

    Aligns the selected text to the right margin.

    numbered list

    Creates a numbered list (left-to-right text).

    numbered list right to left text

    Creates a numbered list (right-to-left text).

    bulleted list

    Creates a bulleted list (left-to-right text).

    bulleted list right to left text

    Creates a bulleted list (right-to-left text).

    decrease indent

    Decreases the indent of your text (left-to-right text).

    Decrease Indent right to left text

    Decreases the indent of your text (right-to-left text).

    increase indent

    Increases the indent of your text (left-to-right text).

    increase indent right to left text

    Increases the indent of your text (right-to-left text).

    remove formatting

    Removes formatting from the selected text.

    add a horizontal line

    Inserts a horizontal line across the page.

    undo

    Undoes the last action.

    redo

    Redoes the last action.

    create hyperlink

    Adds a hyperlink associated with the selected text.

    remove hyperlink

    Removes a hyperlink associated with the selected text.

    superscript

    Formats the selected text as superscript.

    subscript

    Formats the selected text as subscript.

    text begins at left margin and move right

    Makes the text begin from the left margin and move to the right (left-to-right).

    text begins at right margin and moves left

    Makes the text begin from the right margin and move to the left (right-to-left).

    more options

    Expands the formatting options selection menu.

What if I want to know more?

 
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