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    Print PDF to email

    Is there a way to print to a PDF which is then directly attached to an email without saving it first? I send a lot of PDFs that I have no need to retain locally. If I really need to reopen one, I can get it from my sent items. So saving the PDF then going to find it and attaching it is all a bunch of tedium that serves no useful purpose. Is there a way to bypass those steps? Something like: click print and select the PDF/email printer, choose a name, open a new email in my default email client with the PDF attached, edit and send like any other email.

    I did find one app that seems to do it, but the cost of $49.95 is a bit more than I wish to spend. They apparently don't know the software sales corollary of the inverse squared rule: cut the price in half and you'll sell four times as much. Cut it in half again and you'll sell another four times that. Etc. Probably not linear, but hey: I just made it up. :-)

    Thanks.

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    I haven't used it in practice but it looks like the free PDFCreator will do what you need. Just make sure you download PDFCreator 2.3, not PDFCreator Plus.

    Note that there are adverts during the download/installation of the free version but they are reasonably unobtrusive. Just make sure you avoid the offers to install other bundled software (like Web Companion Pro).

    Once installed, open the Profile settings, go to the Actions tab, un-check the Open document action and check whatever action you need re: email, i.e. Open e-mail client or Send e-mail over SMTP. (Don't forget to Save your choices. )

    Hope this helps...
    Last edited by Rick Corbett; 2016-09-18 at 16:12. Reason: Added more info

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    Yes, that works perfectly. Thank you!

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