How to Make Fonts & Icons in Outlook Smaller

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How to Make Fonts & Icons in Outlook Smaller
Customise the font sizes in Outlook. (laptop image by kastock from Fotolia.com)

Microsoft Outlook is an e-mail and data management application. You may utilise it to organise information, schedule tasks, set up a calender, journal and for instant messaging. Customisation is also a feature of Outlook. With newer computer screens being offered in much higher resolutions, adjusting characters and font sizes might be necessary. Making fonts and icons in Outlook smaller requires only a few steps.

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Instructions

    Font and Icon Sizes in Windows XP

  1. 1

    Right-click on your desktop and select "Personalize."

  2. 2

    Click on "Settings" and then select "Advanced."

  3. 3

    Click on "Custom DPI" to decrease the font and icon sizes.

    Font and Icon Sizes in Windows Vista

  1. 1

    Right-click on a vacant spot on your computer desktop and hit "Personalize." Click on "Tasks."

  2. 2

    Select "Adjust Font Size" and then "Continue." Enter your administrative user name and password to make the systemwide change.

  3. 3

    Click on "Custom DPI." Decrease the font and icon sizes by lowering the percentage.

    Font and Icon Sizes in Windows 7

  1. 1

    Right-click on any open space on your computer desktop and select "Screen Resolution."

  2. 2

    Select "Make Text and Other Items Larger or Smaller."

  3. 3

    Click on "Set Custom Text Size" and enter a smaller percentage to decrease the font and icon sizes.

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