Changing the font that the task view shows

phrab

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 64 bit
Email Account
IMAP
Using Outlook 2016, I tried to change the default font that shows up when you view tasks in one of the views. When I choose "Customize current view", I can only find a way to change the font for column & row headings, not the actual entries.
This is what I mean:
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I would like to change the font of each of these entries to something smaller & not bold. Is there a way to do this?

Thank you in advance,
 

phrab

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 64 bit
Email Account
IMAP
Thank you very much!! I see that my problem lies elsewhere. I have 2 machines: XP & Win10 using 1 monitor. I copy my outlook.pst back & forth between the 2 machines when I change one. However, the spacing is different on both machines. The the view of the task list is different on both machines & I had thought it was because I was using different font. However, it seems that I have to look into either the resolution or the size of my respective Outlook windows.
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
It's probably differences in the versions. What version is on the Winxp machine?
 

phrab

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 64 bit
Email Account
IMAP
Outlook 2003. But I just checked my resolution on each machine:
Win10 is 1920x1080
WinXP is 1440x900

Not sure why I set it up that way, but the items display is smaller (e.g. desktop icons & their description) on Win10.
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
The monitor and video card have a big effect on the resolution - you can adjust it to some degree, but have some limits. Higher resolution = smaller icons and text. You can make them larger by changing the display %, but its usually best to stay within 25% of the recommended display %.
 
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