font control by keyboard

david ransin

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Outlook version
Outlook 2010 32 bit
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Office 365 Exchange
I'm a traditional keyboarder, not a grab 'n' grope mouser, and I'd like to be able to highlight, change colors, etc in the body of a message as if I'm in a word processor as I type rather than having to leave the keyboard and use the mouse, is this possible in OL ?
thanks, david.
 

david ransin

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Outlook version
Outlook 2010 32 bit
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Office 365 Exchange
ok, maybe I did not explore this well enough, sorry

in a message, hit Alt, H, I, then arrow to the color and you can highlight the text you have selected with the normal cntrl/shft/arrow....

because the usual bold, underline, etc keyboard functions still work just fine...

thanks,
david.
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
Because Outlook uses Word as the editor, any word shortcuts *should* work (unless the shortcut is used for something specific to Outlook)… but I have no idea if font colors have a real shortcut, because i rarely use colors and when i do, i'm slow and lazy and use the mouse. :(
 
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