Print Using Code Without Defaults

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GµårÐïåñ

I was wondering if anyone here had figured out a way to print via code

without using the .PrintOut method which sends it to a default printer but

rather have the print dialog pop up and allow the user to choose the printer,

such as a PDF printer or something. Any help would be appreciated.

What is being achieved: 1) Click a button, 2) Have emails in a certain

folder checked for several variables, 3) If certain criteria are met, then

msgbox you have something to print, then show the print dialog, 4) select

printer and then hit print, then done. TIA.
 
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Ken Slovak - [MVP - Outlook]

That's the only way in Outlook.

Many of us do any formatted printing using Word or Excel automation to

output the desired information into a document or worksheet and then print

from there where you have much greater printing control.

"GµÃ¥rÐïåñ" <Gr> wrote in message

news:B05B6C5D-89F6-4197-A0D6-769B65783B98@microsoft.com...
> I was wondering if anyone here had figured out a way to print via code
> without using the .PrintOut method which sends it to a default printer but
> rather have the print dialog pop up and allow the user to choose the
> printer,
> such as a PDF printer or something. Any help would be appreciated.

> What is being achieved: 1) Click a button, 2) Have emails in a certain
> folder checked for several variables, 3) If certain criteria are met, then
> msgbox you have something to print, then show the print dialog, 4) select
> printer and then hit print, then done. TIA.
 
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GµårÐïåñ

Bummer, that sucks. Why such limitation? It seems counterintuitive.
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> That's the only way in Outlook.

> Many of us do any formatted printing using Word or Excel automation to
> output the desired information into a document or worksheet and then print
> from there where you have much greater printing control.

> >

>

> "GµÃ¥rÐïåñ" <Gr> wrote in message
> news:B05B6C5D-89F6-4197-A0D6-769B65783B98@microsoft.com...
> >I was wondering if anyone here had figured out a way to print via code
> > without using the .PrintOut method which sends it to a default printer but
> > rather have the print dialog pop up and allow the user to choose the
> > printer,
> > such as a PDF printer or something. Any help would be appreciated.
> > What is being achieved: 1) Click a button, 2) Have emails in a certain
> > folder checked for several variables, 3) If certain criteria are met, then
> > msgbox you have something to print, then show the print dialog, 4) select
> > printer and then hit print, then done. TIA.


>
 
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Sue Mosher [MVP]

Not really, given that Outlook is not a document-centric application and

that much of the point of email is to replace paper communications.

Sue Mosher

"GµårÐïåñ" <Gr> wrote in message

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> Bummer, that sucks. Why such limitation? It seems counterintuitive.

> " - " wrote:
>
> > That's the only way in Outlook.
>

>> Many of us do any formatted printing using Word or Excel automation to
> > output the desired information into a document or worksheet and then
> > print
> > from there where you have much greater printing control.
>

>> > >

> >

>

>
>
>
>
>
>> "GµårÐïåñ" <Gr> wrote in message
> > news:B05B6C5D-89F6-4197-A0D6-769B65783B98@microsoft.com...
> > >I was wondering if anyone here had figured out a way to print via code
> > > without using the .PrintOut method which sends it to a default printer
> > > but
> > > rather have the print dialog pop up and allow the user to choose the
> > > printer,
> > > such as a PDF printer or something. Any help would be appreciated.
> >> > What is being achieved: 1) Click a button, 2) Have emails in a certain
> > > folder checked for several variables, 3) If certain criteria are met,
> > > then
> > > msgbox you have something to print, then show the print dialog, 4)
> > > select
> > > printer and then hit print, then done. TIA.

>

>>
 
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Ken Slovak - [MVP - Outlook]

Probably because MS has invested about $0 in enhancing printing since

Outlook 97.

"GµÃ¥rÐïåñ" <Gr> wrote in message

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> Bummer, that sucks. Why such limitation? It seems counterintuitive.
 
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GµårÐïåñ

Sue,

I have to respectfully disagree and say that this logic is even less

acceptable than the limitation. The fact is that printing is a function

inside the email program and regardless of the need to go paperless, the

function cannot be eliminated as some emails have legal and business

implications and must be printed. It is indeed a document-centric

application, just not the same way as say Word.

Not providing a better print option would be more of a flaw in the

programming model and lack of attention to details, not a matter of not being

necessary and therefore done poorly. They just got lazy as usual and decided

they know better what the user wants.

thanks for your input.

"Sue Mosher [MVP]" wrote:


> Not really, given that Outlook is not a document-centric application and
> that much of the point of email is to replace paper communications.

> > Sue Mosher
> > >
 
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GµårÐïåñ

Ken,

I agree more with your position and say they have just simply failed the end

user and the developers rather than accept that the function is an

unreasonable request and hence why it is not implemented.

thanks for your input.
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> Probably because MS has invested about $0 in enhancing printing since
> Outlook 97.

> >

>

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