Tech Tips Home
The Best Tech Tips And Daily Deals
Newsletter On The Internet!

WorldStart Tech Tip And Store Search
Email: Password: Login Remember Me

Like what you see here? Subscribe to the Tech Tips newsletter!   Email: Subscribe

Print Email Text Bigger

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004 by | Filed Under: E-Mail Help, Printing Help

Print Email Text Bigger

We learned in this week’s Video Tip how to make the font bigger in an email using a scroll-wheel mouse, but you may know that it still prints normal size. You’d think there would be a way to specify the font size that you print with, but it seems like we’re stuck with 12 pt. or smaller. I know that just won’t do for many of you.

After some time in my thoughtful spot, I figured out a process you can use to make email fonts larger and more readable when printed. Actually, I thought of two ways this could be done, but the overall concept is the same, so you decide which way works best for you.

Method #1: In Outlook Express hit Forward then make sure that you have “Format” set to “Rich Text (HTML)”. Now click inside the text area and Ctrl +A to highlight all the text. from there you can change the font and the font size to your preference. You can also edit the email to your liking—taking out what you don’t want to print.


In order to print, you must Send it to yourself by putting your own address in the To field.

Netscape Mail works pretty much the same way. Click Forward then highlight the text you want enlarged (or Ctrl+A for all). Click the +a button until the font is the size you want. The nice thing about NSM is that you can print without sending it to yourself—just go to File / Print .

Method #2: Copy the text and Paste it into Word, Works, or any other word processor, then change the font size and Print .

Here’s to easy reading.

~ David

Leave a Reply

Like these tips? Get them for FREE in your email!

WorldStart's Tech Tips Newsletter

  • Tech Tips Daily - Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

  • Tech Tips Weekly - If you don't want our Tech Tips newsletter every day, then sign up for this weekly newsletter to get the best information of the week. Sent on Fridays.

Other Newsletters

  • WorldStart's Daily Deals - Every week, we send out great deals in our Daily Deals newsletter. Many of these deals are exclusively for our Daily Deals newsletter subscribers and can't be found with our regular specials.

  • Just For Grins - Each issue includes a couple clean jokes, some funny quotes, and a hilarious reader's story. Newsletter is sent five days a week.

Enter Email Address:


Your e-mail address is safe with us!
We only use it to send you the newsletters you request. It is NEVER disclosed to a third party for any reason, ever! Plus, if you decided you don't like our newsletters (don't worry, you'll love them), unsubscribing is fast and easy.

Free Newsletter Signup

Tech Tips Daily

Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

Tech Tips Weekly

The week's best in tech and computer help. Get your issue sent to your email every Friday!

WorldStart's Daily Deals

The very best deals on the Internet! Get a new set of incredible sales every day of the week!

Just For Grins

Clean jokes, funny quotes, and hilarious comics. Sent 5 times a week straight to your email.


Love Worldstart? Refer A Friend!

WorldStart's Premium Membership

Tip Archive