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How can I print a whole email document and not a "screen shot" like I get in the Print Preview option.

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How can I print a whole email document and not a "screen shot" like I get in the Print Preview option. I'd like to print from "file" and print" like I can on other browsers (IE, for example). When I try to print from Firefox it grabs all my info (file folders, etc.) from the left side of the page. I need just the email information, not the entire screen information. Thank you!

-Bruce

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I had the same problem at first. You open the email like normal. Then from the Actions dropdown box, you select the print option. This worked for me and printed the actual email only.

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You should be able to select what you want printed and set the print to print only the selection.

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I agree; I should, but I can't :) I have an orange Firefox drop down that I go to to print, and it allows me to select "print", "print preview" and "print setup", where I can change the margins. It always defaults to a full screen shot (I use Yahoo) and does not show just the email. I don't need to print what is on the left side of the screen or anything other than the email (I can achieve these things by using file-print from IE, so I know it is doable, and I am still going into Yahoo and using their email when I do it).

Hope this helps. I'm not a fan of IE, but I really don't like the print properties I'm getting here (I'm a long time Mozilla user, but I'm losing too much info with this option and can't afford that anymore).

Thanks for the help!

-Bruce

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I agree; I should, but I can't :) I have an orange Firefox drop down that I go to to print, and it allows me to select "print", "print preview" and "print setup", where I can change the margins. It always defaults to a full screen shot (I use Yahoo) and does not show just the email. I don't need to print what is on the left side of the screen or anything other than the email (I can achieve these things by using file-print from IE, so I know it is doable, and I am still going into Yahoo and using their email when I do it).

Hope this helps. I'm not a fan of IE, but I really don't like the print properties I'm getting here (I'm a long time Mozilla user, but I'm losing too much info with this option and can't afford that anymore).

Thanks for the help!

-Bruce

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You could try the bookmarklet called MyPage. It can be used to remove from the page any elements you want. You can then print what is left. It is available here:

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gmaav.

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Not sure about Yahoo webmail, but Xfinity and Gmail have a "Printer Ready" button near the top of the page which opens the email only - sans the navigation menus and other superfluous garbage. Gmail doesn't label that button and the image doesn't look like a "printer", but the is a hover-title that appears with the cursor.

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I had the same problem at first. You open the email like normal. Then from the Actions dropdown box, you select the print option. This worked for me and printed the actual email only.

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I found it by clicking on the orange Firefox box up in the left hand corner.