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How to save an email to a PDF?

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How to save an email to a PDF?

Hi,  I am unable to save an email as a pdf following the instructions that were in another thread.  I highlighted the email, clicked on the 3 bars, then clicked on save as and nothing happens.  Can you please give me clear instructions?   

 

Thank you!

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Re: How to save an email to a PDF?

If you are using Chrome, just print the email, and when the print dialog comes up, choose the printer called "save as PDF".  Chrome includes a PDF printer by default.

 

I'm not sure if Firefox or Edge (either the original Edge or the new one that just came out that is based on Chrome) have this or not, IE didn't.

 

If you have MS Office installed (I think 2016 and up) you should also have an Office Print to PDF printer listed that can be accessed from any application or web browser.

 

Or long story short, print the email and see if you have any printers listed with "PDF" in the name.  If not, try another browser or see below.

 

Alternatively you can install a free program called "cute PDF writer" which will give you a PDF printer that can be used from any web browser or program, and is quite handy.  It also lets you "save as PDF" from certain programs, but in order to maintain exact formatting I prefer to print, that way the PDF contains exactly what a hard copy printout would, where saving as PDF can change the formatting or look wrong.

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Re: How to save an email to a PDF?


@yarntrails wrote:

If you are using Chrome, just print the email, and when the print dialog comes up, choose the printer called "save as PDF".  Chrome includes a PDF printer by default.

 

I'm not sure if Firefox or Edge (either the original Edge or the new one that just came out that is based on Chrome) have this or not, IE didn't.

 

If you have MS Office installed (I think 2016 and up) you should also have an Office Print to PDF printer listed that can be accessed from any application or web browser.

 

Or long story short, print the email and see if you have any printers listed with "PDF" in the name.  If not, try another browser or see below.

 

Alternatively you can install a free program called "cute PDF writer" which will give you a PDF printer that can be used from any web browser or program, and is quite handy.  It also lets you "save as PDF" from certain programs, but in order to maintain exact formatting I prefer to print, that way the PDF contains exactly what a hard copy printout would, where saving as PDF can change the formatting or look wrong.


Firefox has the ability to let you print to a PDF printer, but you have to use File/Print from the browser.


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Re: How to save an email to a PDF?

Thank you!  Very helpful!

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Re: How to save an email to a PDF?

Thank you!  I appreciate your help.