Personalizing Your Outlook Settings

outlook-settingEverything in our world today is about personalizing. Everything can be made specifically for an individual or a small group. So, what’s stopping our computers from being personalized? Today, we can change the desktop background, screensaver and so much more. Our Outlook settings can also be manipulated to change fonts and themes. Outlook settings can help in altering the appearance of Outlook.

Outlook settings can change depending on the version of Outlook you may have. Outlook settings may be superior on a newer version of Outlook.

To change Outlook Settings on MS Office 2007 (Vista)

  1. Open Outlook. Go to the “Tools” menu, select “Options” and then click the “Mail Format” tab. Click the “Stationery and Fonts” button in the middle of the dialog box.
  2. Select the “Personal Stationery” tab. Click the “Font” button for new mail messages. Choose your favorite font style and color. Click “OK” when finished. This should change your Outlook Settings to your desired Outlook Settings.
  3. Create a signature (recommended for optimum Outlook settings). Select the “Signature” tab. Click the “New” button to create a signature; type a title for the signature and click Ok. Under the “Select a Signature to Edit” section, highlight the title of the new signature. Under the “Edit Signature” section, type the content of your signature such as your name, mailing address, phone number and email address.
  4. Personalize your signature by modifying the Outlook font style or color and adding a format such as bold or underline. Click “OK” until all dialog boxes close.
  5. Go to Outlook. On the “Tools” menu, select “Options” and then click the “Mail Format” tab.
  6. Change the font. Click the “Fonts” button. Click the “Choose Font” button for the option “When Composing a New Message.” Select the font style, color, size and other formatting preferences. Click “OK” when finished. Repeat this step for the options “When Replying or Forwarding” and “When Composing and Reading Plain Text.”
  7. Make a signature (recommended for optimum Outlook settings). Select the “Signatures” button and then click the “New” button. Enter a title for your signature or select an existing template and click “Next.” Type the content of your signature such as your name, phone number and email address.
  8. Customize your Outlook signature. Click the “Font” button to select your preferences for the font style, size, color, etc. Click the “Finish” button to save your signature and then click “OK.” Click “Apply” and then “OK” to close the dialog box.

To change Outlook Settings on MS Office 2003

  1. Go to Outlook. On the “Tools” menu, select “Options” and then click the “Mail Format” tab.
  2. Change the font. Click the “Fonts” button. Click the “Choose Font” button for the option “When Composing a New Message.” Select the font style, color, size and other formatting preferences. Click “OK” when finished. Repeat this step for the options “When Replying or Forwarding” and “When Composing and Reading Plain Text.”
  3. Make a signature (recommended for optimum Outlook settings). Select the “Signatures” button and then click the “New” button. Enter a title for your signature or select an existing template and click “Next.” Type the content of your signature such as your name, phone number and email address.
  4. Customize your Outlook signature. Click the “Font” button to select your preferences for the font style, size, color, etc. Click the “Finish” button to save your signature and then click “OK.” Click “Apply” and then “OK” to close the dialog box.

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