I am familiar with the Command+ option to zoom in on text within messages received in Mac Mail.

However, this command does not seem to work when composing a message. Is there another zoom functionality so that I could avoid making the text larger while I am typing only to resize the text before I send the email?

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This isn't exactly what you want but may be a viable workaround if no one comes up with a way just to zoom the text in the composition window. In the Accessibility Preference Pane (on Yosemite, don't know if it's the same in El Capitan) there's a Zoom subpane. There you can set up various ways to zoom the whole screen. I have "Use scroll gesture with modifier keys to zoom" checked and Command as the modifier, so I can hold down the command key and scroll and the screen zooms in and out.

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