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Change the text size of the sidebar, message list, and reading pane (*This feature requires macOS 10.11 and later.)

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Default 'Save As' location in Microsoft Office on a Mac When I open a file in Microsoft Office on my Mac, I typically do a 'Save As' to append a version number to the file name. However, by default the 'Save As' location is NOT the folder where I opened the file (which is typical behavior in Microsoft Office on Windows.and for that matter any other application on the Mac). Outlook for Office 365 for Mac Outlook 2016 for Mac Outlook for Mac 2011 Outlook 2019 for Mac More. Less Change the text size of the sidebar, message list,.

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You now have the ability to increase the display size of the sidebar (1), mail list (2), and reading pane (3) text.

  1. Go to Outlook > Preferences > Fonts.

  2. Move the slider left or right.

Change the font size temporarily for messages

To temporarily increase or decrease the font size of messages:

  1. Select a message from your Inbox or other folder, including Sent and Drafts.

  2. Select Format > Increase Font Size or Decrease Font Size.

    The changes will be applied to all mail in the selected folder, or subfolder. However, if you navigate to a mail in another folder or subfolder, you will lose your changes. For a more permanent solution to change the font size, you can change the text size of the sidebar, message list, and reading pane and change the font size of incoming or outgoing messages.

Note: Incoming HTML messages often have font styles and font sizes applied to the text. The default font and font sizes that you select will not affect the formatting of these incoming messages.

Choose a default font

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To change the default font for incoming and outgoing messages:

  1. Select Outlook > Preferences > Fonts.

  2. In the Default fonts for composing messages section click the Font button next to the composition style you want to edit. For example, click Font next to New mail to select a default font for new messages, or next to Reply or forward to set a font for outgoing messages.

  3. On the Font tab, choose the default Font, Font style, Size, Color & Underline, and Effects.

  4. On the Advanced tab, adjust default character spacing and typography.

  5. Click OK to save the changes.

  6. Repeat steps 2 through 5 for each composition style you want to edit.

Change the text size when composing an email

You can make your text larger or smaller when composing an email message. This is a temporary setting that's only used during the compose phase. The font returns to its default size once you send the message.

  1. Place the cursor in the body of the email message you're composing.

  2. Select Format > Zoom.

  3. Select a zoom percentage or enter a custom percent.

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Applies to:Office for Mac, Office 2019 for Mac, Office 2016 for Mac

After Office for Mac is installed, users can configure settings for the apps. These settings are called preferences. As an admin, you might want to provide Office for Mac users in your organization with a standard set of preferences. For example, you can configure how often to check for software updates for Office for Mac - daily, weekly, or monthly.

Preferences for Office for Mac are stored in preference files. These files are often referred to as .plist files.


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There are changes in Office for Mac to improve security, including implementing Apple app sandboxing guidelines. These changes mean that you can't customize the app bundle before or after you deploy Office. But, preference files aren't part of the app bundle for an app, so you can make changes to these files.

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Preference files are stored in the app container, which isn't the same thing as the app bundle. The app container is created the first time an app is run. The app container is located in the user's ~/Library/Containers folder. For example, the app container for Excel is named com.microsoft.Excel. Within the app container, the .plist file is located in the Data/Library/Preferences folder. For example, the .plist file for Excel is named com.microsoft.Excel.plist.

The best way to add or edit preferences is by using the defaults command. For example, if you want to configure updates to be checked manually, you can open Terminal and enter the following command:

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You can take an existing .plist file and modify it with your organization's preferences. In some cases, you can actually copy that .plist file to other computers in your organization that have Office for Mac installed. But that doesn't work in the case of all .plist files. Therefore, the preferred method is to create a script that incorporates all the defaults commands that you want to use to set preferences. Then deploy that script to your users. The script needs to be run in the user's context, because preferences are user specific. That also means that if several users share the same computer and each has a different login account, then the script needs to be run for each user of that computer.

Depending on which preferences you're configuring and how you deploy those preferences, the user might need to quit all Office apps and restart the computer for the preferences to take effect. Also, remember that the preferences you deploy might overwrite existing preference settings configured by the user.


Office for Mac 2011, which is no longer supported, also used preference files. There are some preferences in common between Office for Mac and Office for Mac 2011. Therefore, if you install Office for Mac on a computer that has Office for Mac 2011 installed, Office for Mac will automatically inherit some preference settings from the Office for Mac 2011 installation.

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