Tame your computer - use your Print Options


In her regular series for Cambridge Network members, software training expert Karen Roem offers handy tips to help you 'Tame your computer'. This week she describes how to print email attachments without opening them (Outlook 2007-2010)...

In Outlook, you can send files by attaching them to an email. You probably know how to open and save an attachment, but did you know you can print attachments without opening them?

Here’s how:

1.       Select or open the message that has attachments you want to print.

2.       Press CTRL + P.

3.       If necessary, (i.e. in Outlook 2010) click the Print Options button to open the Print dialogue box.

4.       Under Print Options, tick the Print attached files check box.

Once this setting is turned on, it remains on until you turn it off, so if in future you only want to print the message, not the attachment(s), you need to keep an eye on whether or not the “Print attached files” check box is selected.

By the way, if you don’t want to print all attachments you can right-click the relevant attachment from the open message and select Print (Outlook 2007) or Quick Print (Outlook 2010).

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1 April 2014

Karen Roem offers software training and support through her company Roem Ltd.  Contact her by email (Karen@roem.co.uk) or visit her website at http://www.roem.co.uk

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Karen Roem
Microsoft Office-ionado

Roem Ltd – software training and support