New message font default

April 1, 2011 at 08:49:11
Specs: Windows XP, 1.80 Ghz / .98 Ghz ram
The default font on my Outlook 2007 is tiny, less than 2 points, although the setting is Arial 11pt.. I've gone through the standard routines, and reset it a 11pt Arial, but it still displays as much smaller. The intermin workaround is to set it a 38pt (which looks like what 11Pt used to) so I can read what I'm typing, and then reset it at 11pt before sending it out. Alternatively I can compose my email on Notepad or Word and then paste it into Outlook, but neither of these solutions is ideal. Incoming emails see not to be affected, it is only new mail mesages.
Does anyone have any experience with Outlook displaying the font size incorrectly, and more importantly, how this might be fixed?
Thanks in advance,

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April 1, 2011 at 11:12:34
It sounds like a zoom problem. You can confirm by sending a small-text msg to yourself and seeing if the text is regular size.

From MSDN:

When you compose, reply to, or forward an e-mail message, and the message body (including the text) appears larger or smaller than the size that you typically see, you might have accidentally changed the zoom view setting.

When the zoom view is changed, the setting is persistent on all future messages you compose, reply to, or forward.

Note The zoom view setting doesn't affect how recipients will see the message. Messages are always opened at 100-percent zoom view size.

You can adjust the zoom view in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 in two ways — by using your mouse wheel button, or from within Outlook itself.
Use a mouse wheel button to change the zoom

If you have a pointing device, such as the Microsoft IntelliMouse pointing device, that has a wheel button, you can use the wheel button to zoom in on, or out of, the body of a message.
Click the message body.
Press or hold CTRL while you rotate the wheel button to zoom in or out.
Use the Ribbon controls to change the zoom

The zoom level of the message view can be changed in the Ribbon, which is part of the Microsoft Office Fluent user interface.
Click the message body.
On the Format tab, in the Zoom group, click Zoom.
In the Zoom dialog box, under Zoom to, click 100% for the default size, or use the other options to specify a custom zoom size.

Note When the zoom view is changed, the setting is persistent on all future messages you compose, reply to, or forward.

So the reason why it was happened on me is that when I type fast and using my mouse around my messages, suddenly I moved the mouse scroll wheel while I was pressing the Ctrl key trying to copy (Ctrl-C) or paste (Ctrl-V) some paragraph.

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April 3, 2011 at 17:06:49
Thank you, that was exactly the problem,

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