Outlook 2003 can't print...

By mboxlam ·
On one of my users desktop, when he trys to print an email message with an attachment it doesn't print out, however an email message without an attachment can be printed out...

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MS Bug

by tbyers In reply to Outlook 2003 can't print. ...

I have a user with a similar issue and have found a few references to a bug with MS. This may be helpful especially as a workaround until MS fixes the issue completly. In my experience this works with some/most messages that have attachments and is implemented by opening the Reading Pane (In Outlook - View - Reading Pane (top or bottom)).
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Print an e-mail message and attachment

1). In the message list, select, but do not open, the message or messages that you want to print.
2). On the File menu, click Print.
1a. Message with attachment.
2a. Message list.
3a. File menu.
4a. Print command.

* To select adjacent items (item: An item is the basic element that holds information in Outlook (similar to a file in other programs). Items include e-mail messages, appointments, contacts, tasks, journal entries, notes, posted items, and documents.), click the first item, and then hold down SHIFT and click the last item.
* To select nonadjacent items, click the first item, and then hold down CTRL and click additional items.
* To select all items, click the Edit menu, and then click Select All.

Note It may be easier to select specific items if you change the view (view: Views give you different ways to look at the same information in a folder by putting it in different arrangements and formats. There are standard views for each folder. You can also create custom views.) for items. For example, if you want to select all messages that have the same subject, go to the folder that contains the messages. On the View menu, point to Arrange By, and then click Conversation. Select the messages that you want from the view.

3). To print attachments, select the Print attached files check box.

I don't see the "Print attached files" check box

If you don?t see the Print attached files check box, you might have clicked Print on the File menu of a message that is open. Close the message, and with the message still selected in the message list, click Print on the File menu.


* Attachments will be printed only to the default printer. For example, if you set printer A as the default, and you open a message with an attachment and choose to print the message to printer B, the message will be sent to printer B, but the attachment will be sent to printer A.
* When you print an HTML e-mail message that contains one or more attachments, the names of the attachments won't appear on the Attachments line unless you have upgraded Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 to Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 1. SP1 is available at Downloads on Office Online. Under Office Update, click Check for Updates.

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.
If this information is useful, please mark as helpful. Thanks.

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