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    Printing only the first page of an email (2000)

    It is possible to print only the first page of long email? In the Print dialog box you can only select to print 'All', 'Even' or 'Odd'. Thanks

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    Re: Printing only the first page of an email (2000)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by jscher2000 on 25-Nov-03 17:17. Added a sentence to number (3).)</P>For HTML, yes, you get a page range box. For plain text, no. Three workarounds, two inconvenient and one appearance-altering:

    (1) Use print preview to see where the first page cuts off (was this available in 2000 or just in 2002?), then use Edit>Edit Message to delete everything that would not fit on the first page. If you have tracking information (e.g., delivery and/or read receipts), this will take up another inch or more on the page or on the otherwise blank second page, and if you have attachments, they will take up some space as well. It's a bit of a crapshoot.

    (2) Print to PDF and then print the first page of the PDF file. This is reasonably convenient with pdfFactory because it uses a buffer that lets you bypass naming and saving the file. Other software might not be so convenient.

    (3) Change the message to HTML format using Edit>Edit Message, then Format>HTML. You now get IE's dialog, but the font may have changed from your default. There's probably a way to set this up to match your font for plain text messages, but... I don't see a quick way to do it. Added: Also, attachments do not show in HTML messages, so if you'll miss that functionality, this might not be your best choice.

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