Why Outlook Express Prints Using Tiny Fonts
Unfortunately, printing the message that shows big and legibly on screen may lead to an unpleasant surprise: when printing, you seem to be stuck with Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail or Outlook Express' tiny fonts, no matter how much or little you increase the display font size.
Fortunately, this is only partially true. Because Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail and Outlook Express hand the email to Internet Explorer for printing, you can configure the printing's result by changing the font size used by Internet Explorer, both for display and for printing.
Print a Message in a Larger Font in Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail or Outlook Express
To use a reasonably legible and large font for printing a message in Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail or Outlook Express:
- Launch Internet Explorer.
- Select Page | Text Size (or View | Text Size if you have no Page toolbar icon) and the desired font size from the menu in Internet Explorer.
- Preferably set it to the same size you used for the message in Outlook Express.
- Print the message in Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail or Outlook Express.
Of course, you can return the font size in Internet Explorer to its previous setting once the printing is done to your satisfaction.