I got an HTML email today that I had to forward to someone. I found that the background was a dark green. When I forwarded the message it automatically made my background this same color. Worse yet, the text font was the same color as the background. I could not type a (readable) message in my forward. I thought I would do a quick post to show you how to resolve this issue in case it happens to you…
First click the body of the message, click on the Options menu then click Page Color then click the white box or whatever color you want the background to be.
Tip The color of the gradient, texture, or pattern is based on the color that you select in step 2.
You can change the font in your message in several ways:
Tip Use styles to create professional-looking messages.
Graphics can get the attention of your recipients. Graphics can also increase the file size of your e-mail message, so graphics should be used in moderation. If you want to send graphics as attachments, not as part of the body of the message, see the next section, Insert or attach items to your message. To change the background appearance of the message, see the previous section, Add a background color, gradient, texture, pattern, or picture.
For additional information about how to use SmartArt graphics, see Create a SmartArt graphic.
Outlook automatically inserts the next bullet or number.
A table is made up of rows and columns of cells that you can fill with text and graphics. Tables are often used to organize and present information.
You can also use tables to create interesting page layouts, or to create text, graphics, and advanced table layouts.
You can create a default signature to be added to all your outgoing messages, or you can insert a signature manually into outgoing messages on an individual basis. Do one of the following:
Note You can also access the signature options that are available on the Message tab after you click Reply, Reply to All, or Forward in an open message.
You can use the Symbol command to enter the following:
If you are using an expanded font, such as Arial or Times New Roman, the Subset list appears. From this list you can choose from an extended list of language characters, including Greek and Russian (Cyrillic), if available.
The Equation command allows you to enter complex equations quickly.
The Horizontal Line command allows you to break apart sections of your message.
A theme is a set of unified design elements and color schemes. A theme helps you to easily create professional and well-designed messages.
When you apply a theme to a document, Outlook customizes the background colors and graphics, body and heading styles, lists, horizontal lines, hyperlink colors, and table border colors. Both the single-level and the multiple-level lists are also customized.
To quickly change the appearance of these elements, you can change the theme.
How do you change the background colour of the subject box?