- Make your emails unique with your own set of custom fonts
- Default Gmail Font Settings
- Format bar options
- Using keyboard shortcuts for formatting
Make your emails unique with your own set of custom fonts
If you’re not a fan of Gmail’s default fonts, you can change them anytime before sending a message. You can also change settings default so that all your emails use the same formatting options and you don’t have to constantly change them.
You can change the default font settings in Gmail from Settings Occur often † When you change the font settings, you can choose the font, size, and color. After you save your changes, every email you send will use those styles unless you change them again.
Even if you set change as the new default, you can still edit the email using the formatting bar at the bottom of the screen before sending the message.
Default Gmail Font Settings
You can change the default font settings in Gmail by changing the settings Default text style on screen Settings †
Use the gear icon in the top right corner of Gmail to open the settings menu, then tap or tap Settings †
On the tab Occur often go to section Default text style: †
Customize font styles.
Use the first option to choose a different font for Gmail. sans serif is used by default.
Small, Normal, Large, and Enormous – size options for the next button on the right. normal is the default setting.
The third option for changing Gmail’s font settings is the color setting. You can choose any color from the color palette. Standard black.
The fourth and final button in this menu is to remove all formatting and reboot with the default settings.
Scroll all the way to the bottom of the screen Settings and click/tap Saving Changes to set new default font styles.
Format bar options
The formatting bar at the bottom of an email in Gmail contains additional options that cannot be set by default. You can get there via the button A as shown above. In addition to the standard options such as font, size, and color, there are several other formatting options.
- Bold, italics, underlined. This is obvious – they are used to make text bold, italicized or underlined.
- Align † You can align text in a Gmail message to the left, center, or right using the . button Align †
- Lists † Highlight a piece of text and click numbered list or bulleted list to apply numbers or bullets to the list.
- indent † Some email programs allow you to switch to indentation, but Gmail doesn’t support it. You can use buttons instead Indent more and Less indentation to move text in and out of the left side of the page. You can even use it with a list to create sublists.
- Quote: Similar to Button Indent parameter Quote emphasizes the selected text against the background of a small indentation and a vertical bar.
Regardless of how you set the default settings, everything is edited from the window you send the email to. This is true whether it be a new email, a reply, or a forwarded email.
Using keyboard shortcuts for formatting
If you prefer using keyboard shortcuts in Gmail, you’ll be happy to know that each of the editing tools has keyboard shortcuts assigned to it. Hover over the format bar to see each label.
For example, select a piece of text and use the shortcut key Ctrl + Shift + 8 on Windows or Command + Shift + 8 on Mac. put marks at the beginning of each line. Use Ctrl+I † Command + I on Mac) to make the text italic.