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Change stubborn e-mail fonts in MS Word

If you use Word as your default e-mail message editor, you may wish to set default font properties -- here's how!

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If you use MS Word as your default e-mail message editor, you may wish to set a default font, color and size for any new messages you create. This is not as easy as it seems, and involves several adjustments.

The obvious route would be to choose 'Format', and then 'Font' when you are in a new message. Surprisingly, this has absolutely no effect. Instead, you will need to enter Word and select 'Tools', then 'Options' from the drop down menu. Select the 'General' tab and click on 'E-mail Options'.

Once you have reached the options area, select the 'Personal Stationery' tab and you'll find that this is where you can actually set your font options effectively.

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