Make text bigger in Microsoft Outlook (Zoom)
I just ran across this by accident. If you use Outlook 2007 and find the text of your reading or composing email to be too small to read, you can actually set the zoom level which saves for future messages.
While composing a new message, click on the Format Text Menu on top. Then second to the right, you’ll see a zoom panel. Click it and you can select a zoom percentage, just like Word, and all your future OUTGOING messages will have this zoom set. See Here:
Oddly, this is more difficult to do for READING messages sent to you as there is no format text menu. However, thanks to there is a way to add this function.
Open up an existing message. Then click the large Customize Quick Access Toolbar drop down which is highlighted here:
Select MORE COMMANDS. Then Select ALL COMMANDS in the ‘Choose Commands From’ drop down. Then scroll down, or type “Z” to jump to the ZOOM command. Select the Zoom command with the ‘magnifying glass’ icon as that will jump you straight to the dialog box when you click it rather than bring up a separate drop down panel requiring 2 clicks. Then click the add button and that command will be part of your quick access toolbar. See here:
Now when reading a message, click the Zoom icon in your Quick Access Toolbar and choose your zoom. It will be kept that way until you change it.