Aug 29

In Windows 10 Text in Outlook or Other Applications is Blurry

Solution 1 – General Solution

  1. Close the MS Office application exhibiting the blurriness issue.
  2. Navigate to your MS Office folder. (Mine is C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15)
  3. Right-click on the office application exhibiting the blurriness issue.
  4. Select Properties.
  5. Select the Compatibility tab. (If you do not see this tab, skip to Solution 2.)
  6. Under Settings, check the box labeled Disable display scaling on high DPI settings.
  7. Select OK.
  8. Reopen the application to see if the text remains blurry.

Solution 2 – Properties Shows No Compatibility Tab

no_compatibility_tab

  1. Close the MS Office application exhibiting the blurriness issue.
  2. Click the Start
  3. In the search box, enter dpiscaling.exe and press Enter.
  4. Select set a custom scaling level.

set_a_custom_scaling_level

  1. Change the scale to 100%.

customize_sizing_options

  1. Select OK.
  2. Reopen the application to see if the text remains blurry.