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Office 365 (Outlook 2016 | Outlook 2013) - Change text color as you compose an email message

When you write an email message, you can change the color of text for a character, word, or any text you select.

  1. Select the text that you want to change. 

  2. On the Message tab, in the Basic Text group, choose the arrow next to Font Color.

    Font Color more command on the ribbon image

  3. On the color palette, choose the color that you want. 

    Font Color palette on the ribbon image

    If you don't see the color you want, choose More Colors, and then select a color on the Standard tab, or mix your own color on the Custom tab. 

For more information, please visit the Office Help & Training site.

If you have any questions, come by the Help Desk at Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 105, call 646-1840, or email us at

Keywords:office 365 outlook 2016 2013 change text color compose email message   Doc ID:72281
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2017-04-03 11:38 MSTUpdated:2017-11-28 13:59 MST
Sites:New Mexico State University
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