Manage Font List in Outlook for Mac

Microsoft Outlook 2011 is a Cocoa application. The new architecture in Outlook allows for the integration of a number of standard MacOS X resources, which includes the Font Dialog you might be familiar with from other applications like TextEdit. Today we’re going to learn how to manage the font list in Outlook using MacOSX Font Dialog window.

Outlook’s font drop down list is composed of two parts. Default fonts are listed on top with recently used below.

  • Default Fonts
  • Recently Used

In Outlook Preferences > Fonts select your default for HTML and Plain Text.

Result: Default Font List in Outlook 2011 shows fonts selected in Font Preferences above the line. Outlook starts you off with Times, Courier, Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, symbols as recently used.

It’s not possible to clear the Recently Used list other than selecting new fonts.

  • Select Choose

The MacOSX Font window will appear.

  • Select Font you want to add
  • Click on gear at bottom of window and select Add to Favorites

  • You can add up to 8 fonts to the recently used font list.
  • Last font selected will show at the top of the list.

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