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Printing and Saving Paper in WLM

  1. #1


    AlanP Guest

    Printing and Saving Paper in WLM

    I have recently switched my wife over from Outlook to WLM only to hit a problem with a process she uses to save wasting paper.
    When she receives an email which just spills into another page (Print Preview), she edits the incoming message to reduce lines by
    cutting out unnecessary spaces. The only way that I have found to achieve this is:-
    1) Reduce text sixe in View Menu (Doesn't help if soft returns are embedded in the email)
    2) Click on Forward and copy out the message body contents into Word and subsequently edit the pages down prior to printing (No
    Print option is available until after the message is forwarded and WLM will create it's own soft returns when the message is sent,
    so defeating the forwarding process)
    Is there a better option available?
    AlanP

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  3. #2


    Gordon Guest

    Re: Printing and Saving Paper in WLM


    "AlanP" <alanpereira@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:e9cmhReOKHA.4964@newsgroup

    > I have recently switched my wife over from Outlook to WLM only to hit a
    > problem with a process she uses to save wasting paper.
    > When she receives an email which just spills into another page (Print
    > Preview), she edits the incoming message to reduce lines by
    > cutting out unnecessary spaces. The only way that I have found to achieve
    > this is:-
    > 1) Reduce text sixe in View Menu (Doesn't help if soft returns are
    > embedded in the email)
    > 2) Click on Forward and copy out the message body contents into Word
    > and subsequently edit the pages down prior to printing (No
    > Print option is available until after the message is forwarded and WLM
    > will create it's own soft returns when the message is sent,
    > so defeating the forwarding process)
    > Is there a better option available?
    > AlanP
    Err yes. Why is she printing emails in the first place? Electronic storage
    is FAR far superior to paper...


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  4. #3


    AlanP Guest

    Re: Printing and Saving Paper in WLM

    She prints correspondence which is presented back to a Committee where she is the Secretary.

    "Gordon" <gordonbparker@newsgroup> wrote in message news:OIHM3aeOKHA.3192@newsgroup

    "AlanP" <alanpereira@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:e9cmhReOKHA.4964@newsgroup

    > I have recently switched my wife over from Outlook to WLM only to hit a
    > problem with a process she uses to save wasting paper.
    > When she receives an email which just spills into another page (Print
    > Preview), she edits the incoming message to reduce lines by
    > cutting out unnecessary spaces. The only way that I have found to achieve
    > this is:-
    > 1) Reduce text sixe in View Menu (Doesn't help if soft returns are
    > embedded in the email)
    > 2) Click on Forward and copy out the message body contents into Word
    > and subsequently edit the pages down prior to printing (No
    > Print option is available until after the message is forwarded and WLM
    > will create it's own soft returns when the message is sent,
    > so defeating the forwarding process)
    > Is there a better option available?
    > AlanP
    Err yes. Why is she printing emails in the first place? Electronic storage
    is FAR far superior to paper...

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  5. #4


    mac Guest

    Re: Printing and Saving Paper in WLM


    "AlanP" <alanpereira@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:e9cmhReOKHA.4964@newsgroup

    >I have recently switched my wife over from Outlook to WLM only to hit a
    >problem with a process she uses to save wasting paper.
    > When she receives an email which just spills into another page (Print
    > Preview), she edits the incoming message to reduce lines by
    > cutting out unnecessary spaces. The only way that I have found to achieve
    > this is:-
    > 1) Reduce text sixe in View Menu (Doesn't help if soft returns are
    > embedded in the email)
    > 2) Click on Forward and copy out the message body contents into Word
    > and subsequently edit the pages down prior to printing (No
    > Print option is available until after the message is forwarded and WLM
    > will create it's own soft returns when the message is sent,
    > so defeating the forwarding process)
    > Is there a better option available?
    > AlanP

    It is possible to reduce the printed text size output from WM, since it uses
    the IE print engine, you need to open Internet Explorer>View menu>text size.


    --
    Regards Steve.
    MS-MVP. MAIL. [DTS] UK.
    http://www.getsafeonline.org/


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  6. #5


    AlanP Guest

    Re: Printing and Saving Paper in WLM

    Thanks Steve, this reduces some of the soft returns but creates another problem in that the printed emails are too small in font for
    the Committee to read (50+ age group). It also does not get rid of hard returns, which is what my wife wants to do.
    If WLM can't provide the same functionality as Outlook, is there another PC based package that can?

    " mac" <macknever@newsgroup> wrote in message news:55407C26-A53D-4BC8-8628-2E74F9C82563@newsgroup

    "AlanP" <alanpereira@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:e9cmhReOKHA.4964@newsgroup

    >I have recently switched my wife over from Outlook to WLM only to hit a
    >problem with a process she uses to save wasting paper.
    > When she receives an email which just spills into another page (Print
    > Preview), she edits the incoming message to reduce lines by
    > cutting out unnecessary spaces. The only way that I have found to achieve
    > this is:-
    > 1) Reduce text sixe in View Menu (Doesn't help if soft returns are
    > embedded in the email)
    > 2) Click on Forward and copy out the message body contents into Word
    > and subsequently edit the pages down prior to printing (No
    > Print option is available until after the message is forwarded and WLM
    > will create it's own soft returns when the message is sent,
    > so defeating the forwarding process)
    > Is there a better option available?
    > AlanP

    It is possible to reduce the printed text size output from WM, since it uses
    the IE print engine, you need to open Internet Explorer>View menu>text size.


    --
    Regards Steve.
    MS-MVP. MAIL. [DTS] UK.
    http://www.getsafeonline.org/


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #6


    mac Guest

    Re: Printing and Saving Paper in WLM


    "AlanP" <alanpereira@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:OybGW42OKHA.4692@newsgroup

    > Thanks Steve, this reduces some of the soft returns but creates another
    > problem in that the printed emails are too small in font for
    > the Committee to read (50+ age group). It also does not get rid of hard
    > returns, which is what my wife wants to do.
    > If WLM can't provide the same functionality as Outlook, is there another
    > PC based package that can?
    Your terminology confuses me, what would you define as Hard & Soft returns?

    If you mean graphics etc? Try viewing and then printing the mail in Plain
    text, tools>options>read tab.


    --
    Regards Steve.
    MS-MVP. MAIL. [DTS] UK.
    http://www.getsafeonline.org/


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #7


    AlanP Guest

    Re: Printing and Saving Paper in WLM

    A hard return is when someone has deliberately generated a new line by pressing the return/Enter key
    A soft return is when the program places a return because it hits either a self imposed limit of say 80 characters (changeable in
    tools, options, send, Mail Sending format, Plain Text Settings) or the view text setting is set so that the opened window
    automatically wraps the text)

    I have already set the plain text limit to WLM maximum of 132 characters - It's the hard returns that the originator of the email
    placed for readability that my wife wishes to eliminate.

    " mac" <macknever@newsgroup> wrote in message news:2AE11F6A-96A8-45E4-A738-D3DD5B27DFCC@newsgroup

    "AlanP" <alanpereira@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:OybGW42OKHA.4692@newsgroup

    > Thanks Steve, this reduces some of the soft returns but creates another
    > problem in that the printed emails are too small in font for
    > the Committee to read (50+ age group). It also does not get rid of hard
    > returns, which is what my wife wants to do.
    > If WLM can't provide the same functionality as Outlook, is there another
    > PC based package that can?
    Your terminology confuses me, what would you define as Hard & Soft returns?

    If you mean graphics etc? Try viewing and then printing the mail in Plain
    text, tools>options>read tab.


    --
    Regards Steve.
    MS-MVP. MAIL. [DTS] UK.
    http://www.getsafeonline.org/


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #8


    Robert Aldwinckle Guest

    Re: Printing and Saving Paper in WLM


    "AlanP" <alanpereira@newsgroup> wrote in message news:e9cmhReOKHA.4964@newsgroup

    > I have recently switched my wife over from Outlook to WLM
    > only to hit a problem with a process she uses to save wasting paper.
    > When she receives an email which just spills into another page
    > (Print Preview), she edits the incoming message to reduce lines by
    > cutting out unnecessary spaces. The only way that I have found to achieve this is:-
    > 1) Reduce text sixe in View Menu (Doesn't help if soft returns are embedded in the email)
    > 2) Click on Forward and copy out the message body contents into Word
    > and subsequently edit the pages down prior to printing (No Print option
    > is available until after the message is forwarded and WLM will create
    > it's own soft returns when the message is sent, so defeating the forwarding process)

    > Is there a better option available?

    Is this HTML? Look at the source. E.g. press Ctrl-F3 or Ctrl-F2.
    Capture and print that. Optionally remove the HTML tags. <eg>

    Oh. You have Word? Why are you using Forward? Just use Ctrl-a, Ctrl-c
    switch to Word and paste with Ctrl-v. You could probably even find some
    macros which would reformat the HTML for you... ; )

    Or see what happens if instead of using Forward (e.g. Ctrl-f)
    you use Forward as Attachment (Menu,w). Then the attachment
    may be draggable to Word. Does that do anything useful?
    FWIW I don't have Word installed in this partition but I just proved
    that I could do what I imagined using WordPad and make use of its
    options. ; )

    A Word NG might be a better place to follow up to with these ideas.


    Good luck

    Robert Aldwinckle
    ---



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  10. #9


    mac Guest

    Re: Printing and Saving Paper in WLM


    "AlanP" <alanpereira@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:uh$I5X6OKHA.1232@newsgroup

    >A hard return is when someone has deliberately generated a new line by
    >pressing the return/Enter key
    > A soft return is when the program places a return because it hits either a
    > self imposed limit of say 80 characters (changeable in
    > tools, options, send, Mail Sending format, Plain Text Settings) or the
    > view text setting is set so that the opened window
    > automatically wraps the text)
    >
    > I have already set the plain text limit to WLM maximum of 132 characters -
    > It's the hard returns that the originator of the email
    > placed for readability that my wife wishes to eliminate.

    OK on the terminology, thanks, never gave that a thought, or ever
    encountered it being used.

    Has your wife tried doing a Reply to the message, With "reply in the same
    format" etc disabled, @ tools options>send tab, then using Ctrl+S, which
    will save the message to the Drafts folder.

    From the Drafts folder, double click the saved message>edit it to her hearts
    content>Ctrl+S>Print.

    This method will add "your" sender default email account details to the
    print out, but does it do what she requires?

    If not, then have fun with Sir Roberts reply :-)

    He is an Icon to keyboard shortcuts.

    I love him :-))


    --
    Regards Steve.
    MS-MVP. MAIL. [DTS] UK.
    http://www.getsafeonline.org/


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  11. #10


    ...winston Guest

    Re: Printing and Saving Paper in WLM

    Me too..
    I read every single post of 'Sir Robert's', I usually learn something new each time..

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    ms-mvp mail


    " mac" <macknever@newsgroup> wrote in message news:1E81EA61-4D5B-4E63-AFA9-5944D1C9B1A8@newsgroup

    > If not, then have fun with Sir Roberts reply :-)
    >
    > He is an Icon to keyboard shortcuts.
    >
    > I love him :-))
    >
    >
    > --
    > Regards Steve.
    > MS-MVP. MAIL. [DTS] UK.
    > http://www.getsafeonline.org/
    >

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