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    Layout printed emails (2003 / xp)

    when I print my email messages, it has my name at the top. I would much prefer to change this to the name of the sender, and recall reading how to do this somewhere, but a search of this site throws up no hits. Any help gratefully recived.

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    Re: Layout printed emails (2003 / xp)

    See Methods 2 and 3 in <!mskb=197454>Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 197454<!/mskb>, which despite showing as applicable only to Outlook 2000, applies to Outlook 2000, 2002, and 2003; it may apply to 2007, I don't know.
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    Re: Layout printed emails (2003 / xp)

    Thanks for the advice John, but that article dosnt seem to cover what I want, which is to have the name of the sender in the top left position, above the line, along with maybe the date or similar. I am sure I have seen something like this on other people's printouts.

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    Re: Layout printed emails (2003 / xp)

    What exactly prints now? The standard message print layout includes the From and Date Sent lines.
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    Re: Layout printed emails (2003 / xp)

    There is a thick black line, above which is my name in bold. under that is a block of text carrying from, to, date sent, subject, CC line. I would rather have the senders name in bold above the line, and maybe date and subject, instead of my name (I know who the email is sent to). Make it easier to sort by sender / project / etc.
    Thanks for taking the time to help with this.

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    Re: Layout printed emails (2003 / xp)

    Jefferson has already responded, but:

    1. In earlier discussion, it has been noted that if you are on a corporate LAN, policy may require the header
    2. I ran some searches and did not find a solution in native Outlook. Ornic may have a solution, I didn't read it closely. You may want to search for other Outlook add-ons in Slipstick.com. Sperry doesn't have anything that matches your requirements, also take a look at MAPILabs.
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    Re: Layout printed emails (2003 / xp)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by jscher2000 on 07-Feb-07 02:05. )</P>I think what Microsoft is saying is that you have almost no control over that "header." For a long time I've wanted to create an add-in that gives the user more powerful print options, but I've never even gotten started on it. Perhaps, though, there is one out there already?

    Added: Here's the first draft, version 0.1, of a VBA procedure that lays out a plain text format message as an HTML document and launches it in IE for printing. As is evident, the top row content is not yet set. A UI needs to be added to decide how to populate it. Maybe it provides a glimmer of hope. <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>

    As for HTML messages, I'm not sure how to ensure safety outside the Restricted Zone. Will need to ponder that before extended the procedure in that direction.
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    Re: Layout printed emails (2003 / xp)

    Would it be easier to use Word as the Print engine?
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    > Would it be easier to use Word as the Print engine?
    It might well be... another long night. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Layout printed emails (2003 / xp)

    Thanks to everyone who has chipped in on this one. I am sure other people have wanted to do this before me. I will try out the suggestions and also have a trawl for suitable addins etc. Watch this space. Frank

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