Wrong Font for Outlook Express Printing
Category: Email

"When printing email in Outlook Express, all of a sudden the printer has increased the font size from 12 to about 16 or 18. I can find no place to tell Outlook Express to use a smaller font size. What has happened and how can I change it?" 	 
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It would make perfect sense if there was a setting somewhere in Outlook Express to control the font that is used for printing.

But incredibly... there is not.

For reasons known only to Bill Gates and Algore, the Outlook Express printer font depends on the screen font that you select in a completely different program -- Internet Explorer.

In other words, if you increase the screen font for viewing web pages with Internet Explorer, you will also increase the print font for printing emails with Outlook Express.

To change the Internet Explorer screen font, select View from the toolbar, then select Text Size. I recommend you stick with the Medium setting. If the changes don't take effect right away, close Explorer and Outlook Express, then re-open Outlook Express and try to print.

It's crazy, but true. And it's just another example of the strange things that happen when application programs are too tightly bound to the operating system.