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Choose Plain or Formatted Text in Outlook 2013 for Windows

Outlook 2013 for Windows lets you choose whether to compose and send messages in plain text or formatted text. The default is formatted text. 

This article applies to: Outlook 2013 for Windows


Configure Outlook's Default Setting

  1. Click the File tab.
  2. Click Options in the navigation column at the left.
  3. In the Outlook Options dialog box, click Mail in the Navigation column at the left.
  4. From the dropdown list next to Compose message in this format, select the format you prefer.

Change the Setting for One Message

While composing a message, click the Format Text tab, then choose the format you want.

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