Google Apps Tip – Printing in Gmail

If you’ve ever tried to print a webpage, then you know that the document that comes out rarely conforms neatly to an 8 1/2″ by 11″ piece of paper. This problem can be doubly troublesome when trying to print messages from Gmail…that is, if Google hadn’t already planned for such situations.

Print an Email Conversation

When you want to print a message from Gmail (or just about any document from one of Google’s Apps) do not use the print option built-in to your web browser. Instead, open the designated email and use the print icon located in the top-right corner of the message window. This will open a new window/tab with the contents of the email formatted for printing. This process will print all of the conversations within the chosen subject thread.

Print an Individual Email Message

But what if you don’t want to print all of the email conversations and instead print just one in particular? In this case, first select the particular email within the conversation thread that you want to print. Next, locate the disclosure triangle just to the right of the Reply button. From this drop-down menu, choose the “print” option. Again, Gmail will open a new window/tab and format the email for printing, but without all of the email conversations within the subject and instead just the one you selected.

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