- Spice up your emails with custom fonts and colors
- How to format your email
- Change font, size and weight
- Change font and background color in Gmail
- Alignment and other text options
- What if you change your mind?
- Formatting with keyboard shortcuts
- Save your changes by default
Spice up your emails with custom fonts and colors
Emails sent through Gmail don’t have to be dull and lifeless. Simply format your email to give your messages a personal touch. You can use a custom font size, choose a new font, and even change the background color of the text.
Custom font changes work with all message types, whether you’re replying to, forwarding, or composing a new email. Combine these font changes with a custom email signature and you have a trendy new way to work with email.
How to format your email
It’s easy to change the font, size, and other attributes of the text in the message, as well as new text you add.
Click To create and enter your message text.
Go to the formatting options at the bottom of the message screen.
Change font, size and weight
Highlight the text you want to change or set options before you start typing.
Click the font selector button in the formatting options at the bottom of the screen and select a font from the list that appears. The font picker is located directly above the button send .
The next button of the font picker is the “Size” button, indicated by a small t and big t . Click the button and select the available sizes, up to enormous .
The next three buttons should be obvious. They indicate bold, italics and underlined. (The ability to add a strikethrough effect to text in a Gmail message is not supported.)
Change font and background color in Gmail
If color is your thing, fill your emails with it. You can assign colors to your email text or background, all from the format bar.
Select the type whose color you want to change.
Click on the little icon A to the right of the underlined button in the formatting bar to open two labeled color palettes Background colour and Text color .
Click to check the color swatch for the text color background.
Click to check the color swatch for the text color.
For example, you can force Gmail to use a blue background and yellow text. Any new text you add after colored text appears will display in the same color scheme until you make changes.
Alignment and other text options
By now, your email certainly looks interesting and certainly attractive. The format bar has a few more options, mostly related to alignment, that you can use.
- align text . Next to the colored icon is a text alignment button. You can align text in a Gmail message to the left, center, or right using the Align button.
- Ordered and unordered lists . Create lists with the following two buttons: in order to the left of the format bar. Just select a piece of text and click one of these buttons to apply bullets or numbers.
- Indent text. Some email programs allow you to indent, but Gmail doesn’t support this. Instead, you can use the Indent More and Indent Less buttons 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 the indent option, the Quote button separates the selected text from a small indent and a vertical bar.
What if you change your mind?
You’ve made a lot of decisions and pushed a lot of buttons to get to this point, but if you’re not happy with the results, you can start over. Gmail has cleverly provided a formatting remover feature. knob. The last button on the format bar lets you delete any custom formatting options you’ve created, converting everything back to plain text. Highlight text and click this button to remove custom colors, padding, font changes, and anything else you’ve added.
Formatting with keyboard shortcuts
Most of these editing tools can be accessed via keyboard shortcuts. Hover your mouse over a button in the format bar to see the shortcut. For example, if you want to quickly make something bold, select it and click ctrl + B on pc or order + B on Mac or use ctrl + Shift + 7 on pc or Command + Shift + 7 on a Mac to convert text to a numbered list.
Save your changes by default
If you like the changes you’ve made to the new font and want Gmail to use it as the default for every message, change the text style in the General tab of your email preferences.
Open Gmail on your computer.
Click the icon in the top right corner Settings .
Go to section Default text style .
Make changes to this field to match the style you want for all your future emails.
Click Saving Changes at the bottom of the page.