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While printing an Outlook message, you may get frustrated, as you cannot print only the selected pages or only the first page of the message. Most of the Outlook users are dissatisfied with Outlook due to this lack of printing options. The basic reason for this disability is that the printing engine of Outlook does not support the selection of pages for printing. Let us have a look at the printing issues that users face while printing any message of Outlook 2003 and later versions.
Printing issues in Outlook 2003 and earlier versions: HTML formatted messages in Outlook 2003 and earlier versions use Internet Explorer’s printing engine. However, Internet Explorer’s printing engine provides more printing options, but the problem remains the same as the selection of pages for printing is still not possible.
Printing issues in Outlook 2007: Outlook 2007 supports View in Browser and offers all printing capabilities for web pages. Moreover, the printing of selected pages or text is also possible. But the only problem is that it does not include the header information of the email.
Try the following solutions to solve the printing issue with Outlook:
Outlook 2003 and earlier versions: Convert the message to HTML if it is Rich Text or Plain Text. To perform this action, go to Edit, select Edit Message, then Format and then HTML. Once the message is converted to HTML, print it using the normal methods.
Outlook 2003 and earlier versions, when using Word as the email editor: Click Forward then print the message. Close the message after printing. You can also use View in Browser in older versions and can print the message from the browser.
Outlook 2007: Open the message in its own window, and follow these steps:
This way selected pages or text can be printed very easily in Outlook 2003 and earlier versions and Outlook 2007. Using the above-mentioned solutions, you can meet your printing needs and control how messages are printed.
Printing issues in Outlook 2010:Outlook 2010 prints the message, but the message header is not presented correctly. The header is disorganized, and the whole message looks bad on the page.
Solution: The header gets disorganized due to the wrong arrangement of messages on the printing page. You should open the message in the browser. Click the view option in the browser, then print the message without the header. You can also choose the print selection option and select only the required part.
Printing issues in Outlook 2013: You may face printing issues in Outlook 2013, like Outlook may not print the message after installing it on Windows 10. All the remaining applications of MS Office suite are working fine, but Outlook is not able to print the message or a different error message:
Cannot print unless an item is selected. Select an item, and then try to print again.
Solution: You can apply different methods to rectify the problems for Outlook 2013. Here is the first method.
Method – 1. Run the Outlook application in safe mode by running this command in Run option.
Method -2. Outlook puts its print settings in a unique Outlprnt file. If this file is either missing or facing a corruption, then you need to rebuild it by following the steps –
Printing Issues in Outlook 2016: If you are unable to print I Outlook 2016 at Windows 10, then many users have to face the same problem that they are unable to print in Outlook. Whenever you give the print command, it shows the message that printer is not ready. But the printer is in ready state. Then you need to troubleshoot to remove the problem.
Method -1. Follow the steps –
Method -2. There is a spooling service which manage the printing services. You can restart the service to clear the file. Here is its process –
Method – 3
If you are using the Windows 10 and the status of printer is Offline, and it is unable to communicate with the computer, then you can run some basic troubleshooting steps –
Printing Issues in Outlook 2019: Sometimes, Outlook 2019 users will not be able to preview and print emails.
Solution: Normally, you will be able to print Outlook items by using File > Print. In case you face issues, Microsoft recommends going through the printer’s manual or visiting the printer manufacturer’s website.
Outlook, occasionally, may face printing issues. Depending on the version of Outlook, there are different methods to fix these issues. However, if you are facing inaccessibility issues in Outlook, it is possible that the Outlook PST file corrupt. In that case, you need to repair the Outlook PST file. You can use Kernel for Outlook PST Repair for that.