With Word as the editor:
Open Word, choose Tools | Options | General tab ... Email Options button ...
you can choose the Font in when "Replying or Forwarding messages"
Bill Rodgers MVP
"Greg J" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Is there a way to format the font & colour of the text I may type into
> the body of an existing email in Outlook 2003?
> I have switched the option on so that the comments are flagged with my
> initials but I wanted them more prevalent by being able to format the
> colour of the text. At the moment its a manual task.