How to change font & font size in gmail

Every so often, someone sends me an tin nhắn in Gmail that has bold, different typefaces & even colored text. So cool! How can I vì chưng this in my own gmail messages from Gmail?


Gmail has a lot of tricks somewhat hidden on the edges of the tin nhắn compose window, actually. Problem is that you don’t have sầu any way of knowing whether a recipient is using an tin nhắn program that can display và properly render the formatting effects, whether they’re as simple as italicizing a word or a far more sophisticated layout và kiến thiết with graphics, paragraph alignments & even Google’s weird, smooshed emoji.

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That’s why a safe strategy is lớn use the formatting as supplemental until you ascertain that all the recipients on the list can differentiate & have it work properly. You can certainly imagine if you said “the names in red are those who still owe us money” that it could be stressful for someone who sees every name in blachồng text!

Still, Gmail has so many ways to lớn make your gmail look more cool. Let’s have a look.

First off, a standard gmail composition window (in a Web browser):

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It’s the row of buttons along the bottom that you should be paying attention to lớn, actually! From the left, there’s the Send button (obviously), followed by access to the formatting toolbar (which we’ll get khổng lồ in a second), the paperclip to lớn attach files, pictures or other documents, the recycle-lượt thích symbol that lets you grab files off Google Drive, the dollar sign that lets you skết thúc money khổng lồ someone with Google Wallet, the picture ibé that offers an easy way khổng lồ add images, the chain liên kết that lets you… any guesses?… add a Web link, và the smiley that gives you access khổng lồ all the odd Google emoji. Finally, but not least, the trashcan lets you delete a message you’ve decided not khổng lồ send, và the tiny downward triangle produces a thực đơn of interesting options we’ll explore a bit later in this article.

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That’s a lot of choices!

To start, cliông xã on the Underlined “A” inhỏ to bring up the formatting bar:

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Lots of formatting options! Perhaps the most important is the Tx on the right edge: that removes all formatting so you want khổng lồ be careful before you cliông xã on it because there’s no unvày on that particular one.

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To apply a phông change, select the word, words, phrase or entire message, then click on “Sans Serif” to lớn see all the options included in Google Mail:

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Lots of options, including the much maligned Comic Sans. So, of course, let’s use it in this email message!

The select-then-apply-format idea works across a wide variety of functions, so we can use it lớn change the color of text by selecting the text, clicking on the underlined “A” button then choosing a desired color from “Text color” & similar with adding a highlight or background color. The color palette in Gmail is cheery too:

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The addition of Comic Sans and some colors make the impending gmail much more fun & visually engaging:

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See how the first line is indented with a grey vertical bar? That’s because I selected the entire line & clicked on the “quote” formatting function, which indents và adds that bar. Very helpful if you’re quoting someone else so that it’s clear what text is you and what text is someone else.

Nice, right?

Now, what happens if I select the entire message and click on that “Tx” remove formatting button? Oh, so sad:

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Very not fun. And no “undo” either, so take it from me, be careful with that “Tx” button!

Before we wrap up, a few more quick examples. First off, those emoticons / emoji? Clichồng on the smiley and you’ll see what I mean about “smooshed” imagery:

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Maybe the artist was inspired by Tribbles?? Or had eaten a lot of gummy vitamins that morning?

Oh, & remember the tiny downward triangle on the main toolbar, all the way to the right? Cliông xã on it & here’s the thực đơn that pops up:

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The most useful of these? “Check spelling“. Really, there’s no reason nowadays khổng lồ have sầu typos show up in your correspondence!

And one more. Here’s what happens when I cliông xã on the “$” icon:

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Apparently it’s easy to lớn sover money, but the tooltip suggests you can also request money, which is what I was going to lớn try, but… maybe once it’s all mix up?

In any case, I hope this gets you started sending more sophisticated, formatted tin nhắn messages within Gmail. Poke around and experiment a bit, there’s a lot you can do!


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