I think it may be time to upgrade from Outlook 2010

e_a_g_l_e_p_i

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I've been having issues with Outlook 2010 with size of fonts and other small issues. I love 2010 but it might be time for me to upgrade. I don't use the other products in office that much and when I do my office 2010 works fine for that. I own office 2013 but never installed it due to the color scheme ( not much into pastels)

A few questions, can I buy the latest version of Outlook or the best version so far without buying office 365?

If I buy just Outlook will it give me the options to change font sizes in every area?

To makes things worse for me I just upgraded my 2 24" monitors to 2 28" 4k monitors and Outlook is tiny, I couldn't even see it. I figured out how to us scaling to make it bigger and also how to make the fonts in the email list ( center window) larger but can't figure out how to make the calendar appointments on the calendar and the to do list larger so I still have a problem seeing them.

If there is a way to make those fonts larger I may be able to stay with 2010. Diane mentioned the macro, with little ,to no experience in macros I am a bit hesitant to try it. Diane if you read this and can provide me with a link that shows how to do the macro step by step and if he makes all fonts in Outlook 2010 larger I will give it a shot. If not which is the best version of Outlook only that I can buy that will give me all these options?

Thanks
Ron
 

Diane Poremsky

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A few questions, can I buy the latest version of Outlook or the best version so far without buying office 365?
Yes, but it's almost as much as the full suite.

If I buy just Outlook will it give me the options to change font sizes in every area?
No... its the same as in 2010.


To makes things worse for me I just upgraded my 2 24" monitors to 2 28" 4k monitors and Outlook is tiny, I couldn't even see it. I figured out how to us scaling to make it bigger and also how to make the fonts in the email list ( center window) larger but can't figure out how to make the calendar appointments on the calendar and the to do list larger so I still have a problem seeing them.
Outlook now has an option to lock a zoom level - but i don't know if its in the standalone version.

Open view settings in the calendar - then Other settings and adjust the font size. To calendar in the to-do bar can't be changed = tasks are a view though.

The steps to use a macro are at the bottom of the article
 

e_a_g_l_e_p_i

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Outlook 2010 32 bit
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Wow, your instructions on font size in calendar worked perfectly, I never realized I had to be in the calendar to change the font size...DUH

Is there a way to do the same thing for the to do list that is on my main outlook window on the far right? or is the macro the answer for that? if the newer versions ate not going to give me the options that 2010 lacks why spend the money? like I said I love 2010 and have been using it since 2010 or whenever it came out.

Thanks so much Diane
 

Diane Poremsky

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s there a way to do the same thing for the to do list that is on my main outlook window on the far right?
For the Task list, yes, but not for the calendar. Right click on the field names at the top of the task list - then View settings.
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