In a hurry to print off that document before the meeting? You can quickly print attached files without opening the email or the attachment in Outlook 2013 or 2010.
- In the “Inbox“, highlight the email that contains the attachment(s) you wish to print.
- Select “File” > “Print“.
- Select the “Print Options” button.
- Put a check in the “Print attached files. Attachments will print to the default printer only” check box. Click “Print“. If you don’t want to print right now, select “Preview” instead to save the setting, then you may select “Cancel“.
Now you can simply right-click any email, then select “Quick Print“. If the email has an attachment, the message and the file will be opened in its default program and printed to the default printer without ever opening the file.
Note: For some applications, you may be shown prompts to click for permission to open the file or a printing dialog.
When I try to print the file, I get an error that says the file cannot be opened or a prompt asking how I want to open this type of file. How do I fix this?
You have to have the program that opens the file installed on your computer and setup to open that type of file by default.
Is there a way to make the attachments print without including the email message?
Is there a way to print the attachments to a non-default printer?
No. At least not when using “Quick Print”. You can still go to “File” > “Print” option, ensure the checkbox for printing attached files is selected, then choose a printer if you need to use a specific printer.