How to customize fonts in the 'Reading Pane' of Microsoft Outlook 2010?
What is the use of the Reading Pane in Microsoft Outlook 2010? With Reading Pane, you can preview items in your inbox without even opening them. You just need to click the message to display the text of the item. In the Reading Pane, you can also open attachments, follow a hyperlink, use voting buttons, view the follow-up information in the InfoBar, and respond to meeting.
It also helps you in viewing message safely. Potentially malicious scripts or attachments are not activated or opened automatically in the Reading Pane. Although most malicious attachment types are blocked by the Outlook, messages and attachments coming from unknown or unsolicited should always be treated with caution.
Now, how to customize the Reading Pane to suit the way that you like to read your messages. It is very simple, you just need to follow the below given steps to customize the Reading Pane. Here’s how the steps go:
- Open Outlook 2010.
- Click on the ‘View’ tab and then select ‘View Settings’ in the ‘Current View’ section
- To adjust the column headers for the reading pane, click ‘Other Settings’.
- At the top of the window we have two font settings, Column Font and Row Font.
- Select the appropriate options appearing on the screen to customize it and then click ‘OK’.
- If you want to customize things based on conditions, click ‘Conditional Formatting’.
- To add a new rule, click on ‘Add’ and type the name of the rule.
- Click ‘Font’ and select the appropriate options to customize it.
- Click ‘Condition’ and choose the appropriate condition on the ‘Filter’ window.
- Click ‘OK’ and then click ‘OK’ again.
This is how you can customize the Reading Pane in Outlook 2010. For better understanding of the above-mentioned steps, you can go through our video solution posted below.