As we all know, Microsoft removed the ability to change the font and font size in the Outlook folder list. In fact in Outlook 2010 we used to be able to change the font, size, and make it bold/italic/etc in one mail folder and then apply those changes to other selected folders within the list. Well, that ability is gone gone gone. But all is not lost. For those people with high resolution monitors and/or poor vision running Windows 8 there is something we can do short of enlarging the whole display image. In Personalize | display there is an item "Change only text size". If you click on the dropdown you will see the items where you can change the text are Title Bars, Menus, Message Boxes, Palette Titles, Icons and Tool Tips. You cannot change the font from whatever it is to some other font style, but you can change the size and make it bold or not bold. I found if I just change the menus size from 9 to 10 it makes the folder list text larger. It also increases the size of the ribbon which in my case is fine. One client changed almost everything to 12 which I think is a little over the top, but he really likes it. So if you are having trouble reading text in Office 2013 applications, play around with it and I think you will be able make some adjustments which will really improve the look and feel of outlook and other applications as well.