Emails basically contain not only messages, however, also headers. That includes the sender and receiver’s email address, the date, and each and every Internet server. That actually processed the email as well. Message headers take up the upper portion of your email and are also distracting. Especially if you guys just want or have to see the email’s main message. You can’t really directly print an email without the headers, however, there is also a workaround. You guys don’t need a third-party application or need to forward the email to another PC or Internet service. In this article, we are going to talk about How to Print Gmail Without Header – Tutorial. Let’s begin!
If you guys try to print an individual message when using conversation view in Gmail. Then you might accidentally print out the whole thread, which could contain more than 100 emails. Here’s how you can print an email from Gmail without printing the whole conversation.
How to Print Gmail Without Header – Tutorial
The simplest way in order to print an email from Gmail without a header is through selecting the whole text and print it. All you need to do is first choose the text that you want to print. Then, right-tap on it and click on Print.
Whenever you click on Print, you will then get the print preview dialogue box. Now, you can also see that the Gmail Logo is missing from the print preview as well. This happens because you are not using Gmail’s inbuilt print option actually.
Well, this is a one-time trick and is not possible when you want to print multiple threads and conversations actually.
Choose and Print is the quickest way in order to print without the Gmail Logo. However, even after you do that, you can still see the Header text that basically says “Gmail: Subject Line”.
In order to remove Gmail Header, we can also use the Inspect Element tool. In case you don’t know, Inspect an element is actually a tool built in most web browser which lets you modify the code on any website. If you are not good with code, then please skip to the Chrome Extensions option actually.
Now first, we basically need the print preview page. To get that, just tap on the Print icon on the Gmail page. It is actually located at the top right corner of the subject line.
Now on the Print Preview Page, you can see the Gmail Logo, email ID, and header line as well. This is what we need to get rid of. However, this page is hidden and we cannot really modify the Inspect element here. Thus, tap on Cancel to hide the Print Preview.
After you guys have canceled the Print Preview, right-tap and choose “Inspect” on the webpage. Just like that, you can tap on Ctrl+ Shift + I in order to access the Inspect Element.
On the Inspect Element tab, just make sure you are in the elements tab. Now hover via the code until you reach the <table> element. Whenever you hover over the table element, then the Gmail Logo is selected on the page. When you get the element, right-click on it and tap on “Delete Element”.
When you have removed the Gmail Logo, we then have to remove the header text as well. In order to do that, expand the head section at the top of the Inspect Element code actually. Double-tap on the text section in order to edit it. Delete the Gmail appended before the text. Similarly, you can also rename it to something of your choice.
After you remove the logo and title, hit Ctrl+P to print the page. In the print preview, you can also see that the header text and Gmail Logo is not visible.
So, this method works flawlessly, it is time-consuming and not feasible whenever you have to print a lot of pages. If you print frequently via Gmail, then you should use a Chrome Extension rather.
Google Web Store provides many extensions such as Pretty Print Gmail, Print Email without Logo which cleans up the print page actually. However, all of these extensions still leave the header in the file that basically says “Gmail: Subject Line”.
I actually modified an existing Chrome extension which even deletes the Gmail header from the Email. You guys can download it from this Google Drive Link. However, because the chrome extension is not published on Chrome Store, you will have to manually sideload the extension in Google Chrome as well.
Then, when you have downloaded the zip file. Go ahead and unzip the file. You will there see the following contents in the zip folder.
Now, we have to load this extension to Google Chrome. In order to do that, head to Google Chrome and tap on the three dots at the top right corner. From, the extended menu, just navigate to More Tools and then tap on “Extensions”.
Just like that, you can also type “chrome://extensions” in the Google Chrome search bar or Omnibox.
On the Extensions menu, just turn on “Developer Mode” through tapping on the toggle at the top right corner. When the developer mode is turned on, you will 3 different options extend out below the search bar as well. From the extended menu, just tap on the “Load Unpacked” button.
When you have clicked on the “Load Unpacked” button, you will then see a file browser dialogue box pop up. Now navigate to the extracted zip file on your local computer and tap on “Select Folder”. Make sure you guys do this whenever you are in the main folder named “print-email-without-header”.
After you have selected the folder, you will then see the extension appear in the Chrome Extensions List below.
Now, go to Gmail, and now whenever you print an email. Then you should see that the Gmail Logo and Header will also be invisible from the print file actually.
How can you Print an Individual Message in Gmail Conversation View?
Just open the conversation that contains the message you want to print.
Choose the three dots in the top-right corner of the individual message and select Print from the drop-down menu.
If you have turned off the conversation view, then each message is listed via itself in chronological order. Open the message and choose the printer in the top-right corner in order to print the message.
Print the Quoted Text in Gmail
Keep in mind that Gmail hides quoted text whenever printing a message. In order to print the original text in addition to the reply use these steps as well.
In order to print a message that includes its past messages, then open the message you need to print.
At the bottom of the message choose the three-dot icon that basically represents Show trimmed content.
Then select the three-dot (More) menu on the right side of the message and tap on Print to print your message along with the quoted text included.
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