Outlook 2007 messing up your Outlook 2003 Inbox look?


Outlook-segoeI have Outlook 2007 on my laptop and Outlook 2003 on my main workstation – and the latest Technical Refresh seems to be causing a slight bug that made my Outlook 2003 view ugly. If Outlook 2007 fires up first with Outlook 2003 being offline it resets the default font on the default Inbox view from Tahoma 8pt to Segoe UI 8pt…. a font that looks really ugly in Outlook 2003. Anyhow, here is how you reset it back: (click on the screenshot to enlarge)

Right click on From/Subject/Received header in your inbox and select Customize Current View.

Click on Other Settings button to adjust fonts.

Click on Row Font button and reset it back to Tahoma 8pt.

Thats it. Bugged…

4 Responses to Outlook 2007 messing up your Outlook 2003 Inbox look?

  1. Smitty says:

    Son of a… I’ve had this thing for days and have been ripping my hair out trying to find a place to reset it!

    Thanks Vlad!

  2. Bob says:

    This is why we don’t beta test anymore – I cannot spend time fixing production level systems that interact with the beta level software. There is always this mad rush “to be on the forefront” of whats coming but truth is people never upgrade right away so you always have a good margin and other nice things like….. support.

  3. Jules says:

    Vlad, (just sorta related)


    additionally… Segoe doesnt seem to be liked by many!

  4. alpick says:

    I recently upgraded to Office 2007. Now, the stationery and fonts, signature, and editor options are not ‘active’, which means I click on those options and nothing happens. It’s kind of frustrating not to be able to change the font, etc. Any suggestions you may have are appreciated.


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