In Outlook when writing an email, sometimes the font changes (eg due to copy/pasting from somewhere else). In Word you can revert back to the default font by pressing Ctrl+SPACE. However, in Outlook this changes the font to Times Roman which is not the default Outlook font.

(I know you can use Format Painter but I'd prefer a keyboard shortcut.)

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Problem solved in Outlook 2010 (Ctrl+SPACE works). Finally!

  • Works like that in 2003 too. May 4, 2010 at 8:57
  • Just broken in 2007 then?
    – Jon
    May 5, 2010 at 6:45
  • Works in Outlook 2016.
    – Happy Town
    Sep 10, 2019 at 15:43
  • In Outlook 365 16.0.13530.20418 Ctrl+Space does not work. Jun 15, 2021 at 8:22

In the Windows application Outlook 365 16.0.13530.20418 Ctrl+Space does not work but this shortcut works:


See: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/keyboard-shortcuts-for-outlook-3cdeb221-7ae5-4c1d-8c1d-9e63216c1efd#bkmk_formattext

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