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Choose Plain Text or Formatted Text (Outlook 2016 for Mac)

Outlook 2016 for Mac 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 2016 for Mac


Configure Outlook's Default Setting

  1. From the Outlook menu, select Preferences.
  2. Click Composing.
  3. In the Format and account section of the dialog box, check or uncheck Compose messages in HTML by default.
  4. Close the dialog box.

Change the Setting for One Message

You can also switch between HTML or plain text for an individual message: while composing a message, click the Options tab, then toggle the Format control.

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