9 Replies Latest reply: Jan 1, 2013 5:49 PM by mazal
SteveKir Level 3 Level 3 (545 points)

In Entourage I could select the part of a message to be printed, so saving ink and paper. I can't find a way to do that in Mail 5.0. Any ideas please?

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (61,995 points)

    Select the part, copy it, paste it into TextEdit, and print. Much cleaner and easier way. If there's a way to do it in Mail, you'll have to wait for someone who uses it; I don't, I use Eudora.

  • Atomic Al Level 2 Level 2 (415 points)

    I use Mail and can't find a way directly. To add to baltwo's suggestion, you can go to Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts, select Services and check 'New TextEdit Window Containing...'. Whenever you select the text in Mail, Control-Click and choose New TextEdit Window Containing Selection and print from TextEdit.

     

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  • SteveKir Level 3 Level 3 (545 points)

    Thanks. However, while this works, it does not include the email header, from, to etc. which I need. I can create a PDF of the whole message (only) via Print in Mail, but am prevented from deleting the unwanted part. If I copy the message header, from, to etc. and paste into Word, then go back to copy the wanted part of the message text and paste that into the word doc., I can get what I want, but what a palaver!

     

    I am sorry that this is not a feature of Mail, but perhaps I am the only one to need it.

  • SteveKir Level 3 Level 3 (545 points)

    Atomic Al wrote:

     

    Whenever you select the text in Mail, Control-Click and choose New TextEdit Window Containing Selection and print from TextEdit.

     

    I don't follow this part of your reply. After selecting the text in Mail:

     

    A) where do I do the Control-Click, and:

     

    B) where does "Choose New Text Edit Window Containing selection" appear, or what do I need to do to get it to appear?

     

    I have tried variouse clickings but no joy.(I have already selected the tick box in Preferences which relates to those same words.)

  • Don Archibald Level 10 Level 10 (101,275 points)

    Control-click or right-click on the selected text in the email message. A popup menu will appear. The "New TextEdit Window Containing Selection" item should be in that menu; choose it.

  • SteveKir Level 3 Level 3 (545 points)

    Good! I can copy text in the body of the message and get it automatically into TextEdit as you say. Then I select and copy the header, to and from etc. and paste it above the body text in TextEdit. That means I can get, with little bother, all parts of the message that I want ready to send to others or to print. Many thanks.

  • Atomic Al Level 2 Level 2 (415 points)

    SteveKir wrote:

     

    I am sorry that this is not a feature of Mail, but perhaps I am the only one to need it.

     

    Hi,

     

    It's a feature I would like to see, also! Please send Feedback to: Apple - Mac OS X - Feedback

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (61,995 points)

    Better would be to send an enhancement request directly to engineering. To send a bug report or an enhancement request to Apple's engineers via its Bug Reporter system, register as an Apple Developer—it's free and available for all Mac users and gets you a look at some development software. Since you already have an Apple username/ID, use that. Once a member, go to Apple BugReporter and file your bug report or enhancement request. You'll get a response and a follow-up number; thus, starting a dialog with engineering.

  • mazal Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    this thread is old.. but still active?

     

    my suggested work-around is to highlight the bit you wish to print. while highlighted, press command-R to "reply." the resulting "reply" will contain only the portion you've hightlighted + header. continue to print as normal.

     

    now, what I'M trying to figure out ought to be simple, but i can't find it. i would like to change print setting to print at a larger font. this must exist, yes? where?

     

    thanks.