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vsrprint Calculating status...
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Jun 20, 2011 10:23 AM

Is there any way to change the page margins when printing emails? When I print out an email, the page margins are a good 1" on top, left and bottom so I have to reduce the type in order to keep simple emails on one sheet of paper.

Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,800 points)
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    Jun 20, 2011 11:24 AM (in response to vsrprint)

    Hello, yes it can be done.

     

    In the App you're printing from go to the File menu>Page Setup>Paper Size>Manage Custom Sizes, you can set everything there & give it a name like Email or whatever...

    PageSetupNoBorder.jpg

    Then you can save that Page Layout to use.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,800 points)
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    Jun 20, 2011 1:22 PM (in response to vsrprint)

    Whew, that's what I get for never printing an eMail since OS9 days, but you're correct, Mail does not respect those settings.

     

    I've had a look about & cannot find where it gets that "hard wired" setting from.

     

    The only work around I've found that doesn't require too many steps is to get Tex-Edit Plus for OS X...

     

    http://www.tex-edit.com/

     

    In Mail Select All, Copy, Paste into Tex-Edit Plus, set borders in it and Pint., here's Zero all borders..

    MailNoBorderTexEdit.jpg

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,800 points)
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    Jun 20, 2011 2:24 PM (in response to vsrprint)

    I can test 10.6 & up later tonight, but right now 10.5.8 does the same, & btw Text Edit doesn't work for this, it must be some System wide setting.

     

    Also, both Mail & Tex-Edit Plus are scriptable, so I'd think you could make it almost automatic.

     

    In 10.5.8 when I select all I can only get the header or the body, not both.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,800 points)
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    Jun 20, 2011 7:59 PM (in response to vsrprint)

    Nope, Mail 4.5 in 10.6 doesn't do it either... & I got a kick out of this... not even when I choose any of the Borderless options for Photo Paper!

     

    Not only that, but it seems impossible to include the From or any header unless you choose Show Long Headers which really gets ridiculous!!!

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,800 points)
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    Jun 20, 2011 9:33 PM (in response to vsrprint)

    Well the Free ThunderBird does a bit better in 10.6.x, it looks like it defaults to 0.5" margins, & inclides the Subject & such...

    TbirdPrintEmailBorder.jpg

  • All Bus! Level 2 Level 2 (215 points)
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    Jan 1, 2012 10:59 PM (in response to BDAqua)

    No updates to this post?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,800 points)
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    Jan 2, 2012 9:24 AM (in response to All Bus!)

    Was waiting for more input, but you can always start a new question if you'd like to try to get some help on it.

  • macbeanAK Calculating status...
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    Nov 11, 2013 10:59 PM (in response to vsrprint)

    I am having the same issue - I have orders coming in by email that I need to print out as order tickets. In the email I have the submissions set to come in as html tables, all of a uniform size. I want to print 4 per page, and can do that by selecting emails, "Print", and then 4 pages per sheet in the print settings and it gives me 4 unique orders on one sheet. But the giant standard margins make it so the submission tables are way too small and I don't want the email header information displayed. This really doesn't seem like too much to ask, I hope it's not really as impossible as all the forums make it seem! BDAqua, you mentioned possibly making a script for this?

     

    Side note - the order submissions are generated from my form on Jotform. This is a great form builder, at least in my first-time experience, but seems lacking in output options - reports can only be generated as tables, and on the web-based submission viewer the print options are extremely limited as well.

     

    Any ideas? I'm running 10.9 and I know this is a 10.4 forum, but there's not much on this anywhere else and it doesn't seem like mail has changed much in this regard. Thanks!

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,425 points)
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    Nov 12, 2013 3:36 AM (in response to macbeanAK)

    Your problem may not be exactly the same as that of the original poster of this old thread, and it can be very confusing for everybody if we try to answer more than one question in each thread.

     

    In order for us to give your problem our undivided attention to try to solve it, would you kindly start your own thread, describing the trouble you are having in the fullest detail, including completing your details to show what Mac you are using, what operating system, and what version of the application in question. Please remember to post in the forum relevant to your hardware or version of OS X.

  • billearl Calculating status...
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    Nov 28, 2013 1:39 PM (in response to vsrprint)

    vsrprint wrote:

     

    Is there any way to change the page margins when printing emails? When I print out an email, the page margins are a good 1" on top, left and bottom so I have to reduce the type in order to keep simple emails on one sheet of paper.

    Unfortunately, Apple doesn't provide a way to set print margins in Mail, but there is a kludge to reduce margins which requires a couple more steps. When printing an email, choose "Open PDF in Preview" from the Print dialog, then print from Preview setting the scale larger, e.g. 110%. That effectively reduces margins on all sides.

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