Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
If you change an RTF or HTML message to plain text, any existing formatting will be lost.
As mentioned earlier, Outlook’s default is to create messages in HTML format. If you want to
change the default format, follow these steps:
Select Tools, Options to display the Options dialog box.
Click the Mail Format tab (shown in Figure 5.2).
In the Message Format section, select the desired default format in the list.
Changing the default message format.
Now, every new email message that you create will have the specified format — although you can
always change it for an individual message as described earlier.
Tools for formatting message text are located on the Format Text ribbon in the email window. Some
of the more frequently used text formatting tools are duplicated on the Message ribbon, for ease of
access. Text formatting is divided into two categories: font and paragraph.