How to change the Stationery in Outlook

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Stationery provides an easy way to create a visual Outlook template with custom background color and image, fonts, bullets, colors, and effects. Unlike an email message template that includes both visual appearance and text, the stationery consists of visual appearance only. The default stationery applies to new emails, replies, and forwards. Thus, if you need an Outlook template for branded messages, you should use the custom stationery instead of the email template.
New Message in Outlook 2016

You can create stationery using the Mail Format options. Keep in mind that you can always change the stationery for individual messages.

   1.   Open the Tools menu and choose Options:

Options in Outlook 2016

   2.   The Options dialog box opens. Click the Mail tab:

Options dialogbox in Outlook 2016

   3.   Click the Stationery and Fonts... button.

   4.   In the Personal Stationary tab, click Theme... button to choose a stationery:

Theme or Stationary dialog dox in Outlook 2016

If you want to remove the default stationery, select the (No Theme) stationery.

   5.   Click OK.

When you create a new message, Outlook uses the stationery you selected as a visual template.

Note: If you need to apply a stationery to a single message, do the following:

   1.   On the Home tab, in the New group, click New Items:

New Items drop-dowm list in Outlook 2016

   2.   In the New Items drop-down list, select Email Message Using, and then click More Stationery:

More Stationery in Outlook 2016

   3.   Under Choose a Theme, click the theme or stationery that you want, and then click OK.

Microsoft Outlook creates a new message with the selected stationery.

See also this tip in French: Comment changer le papier à lettres dans Outlook.

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