Setting Printing Format in Thunderbird
Sometimes, when you want to print email, you might want to print it with some legally binding headers. This section guides you on how to configure Thunderbird to print in a specific format.
Configure Normal Email Header
The very first thing to you is t ensure the email headers (E.g.
timestamp, etc.) are in
normal mode, not
all mode where it
is too verbose. To do that:
Configure Page Setup
Next, let’s configure the page setup to match the printing expectations.
Open the Page Setup
To open the page setup:
Set Format & Options
Check the “Print Background (color & images)”. Otherwise, the printout will be very classical and boring.
Set Page Margin
The next thing is to set page margin. ZORALab recommends
12.7 on each sides to
keep things steady and nice.
Customize Header and Footer
Once everything is done, the next thing is to configure the header and footer of the printout.
ZORALab recommends using the following configurations:
This produces the following output, like:
Printed by OLGA NATALIA 28/11/2019 8.19 PM ... Page 1 of 3
Once done, you may press
OK to close it.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
Custom, you can use some variable symbols for advanced customizations. Some interesting symbols are:
&U= Document URL
&P= Page Number
&PT= Page Number of Page Total
Test with Print Preview
Once done, you can test it out with print preview. If you’re okay with the layout, simply close/print it.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
Styling header and footer is not available with the exception of customizing the source codes (in layman term:
Adding Print Shortcut
Print shortcut was not available on the work menu. Hence, you will need to add it from the toolbar customizer.
Open Toolbar Customizer
First, let’s start with opening the toolbar customizer drawer. To do that:
- Right click at your main toolbar. This should be up a menu.
Customize. This will bring up the drawer.
- Search for
Open Print Preview via Shortcut
Now that everything is done, you may proceed to try out the shortcut by opening its print preview.