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How to Print a Message in a Larger Font in Windows Live Mail or Outlook Express

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Tiny type and feeble fonts are among the ever-present pains of the internet age. Fortunately, most software is designed to adapt to its user, and so you can easily increase the display size of fonts while reading mail in Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail orOutlook Express.

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:

Of course, you can return the font size in Internet Explorer to its previous setting once the printing is done to your satisfaction.

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