Convert Email to PDF

This tutorial shows how to convert an e-mail message to PDF (using novaPDF) from the following mail clients: Microsoft Outlook, Windows Live Mail or Thunderbird. novaPDF is a PDF converter that allows creating PDF files from any Windows application that supports printing. If you don’t have novaPDF installed, use the Download page to download and install it.

On this page: Convert e-mails from Microsoft Outlook to PDF files Video Tutorial Microsoft Outlook Convert e-mails from Windows Live Mail to PDF files Video Tutorial Windows Live Mail Convert e-mails from Mozilla Thunderbird to PDF files Video Tutorial Mozilla Thunderbird

An e-mail client (also mail user agent or e-mail reader) is a frontend computer program used to manage e-mail (receive, store and send messages). By installing novaPDF you can convert your e-mails into PDF files. Simply choose novaPDF as a printer, select/open the email you want to convert and once you click the Print button you’ll be asked where to save the PDF file. Having e-mails in PDF format is an advantage when sharing them with other users and certain important e-mails such as invoices can be converted into a searchable PDF file and accessed at a later time when needed.

Convert e-mails from Microsoft Outlook to PDF files

Microsoft Office Outlook is a personal information manager from Microsoft and it is available as a part of the Microsoft Office suite. novaPDF is installed as a virtual printer so you can create PDF files by simply printing to it instead of your normal printer.
To convert e-mails from Microsoft Outlook to a PDF:

  1. Open Microsoft Outlook and select (or open) the e-mail you want to convert to PDF
  2. Go to File->Print (or press Ctrl+P) and select novaPDF in the Printer section
  3. In the Print style section you can choose between Table style or Memo style:
    a. Table style: If this is selected, a list of all the emails shown in the current view will be printed in the PDF
    b. Memo style: The content of the selected e-mail will be printed
  4. Before creating the PDF file you can also customize the page by adjusting novaPDF’s settings from the Settings button
  5. Click on Print and choose the location where you want the PDF file to be saved.
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Video Tutorial Microsoft Outlook:

Convert e-mails from Windows Live Mail to PDF files

Windows Live Mail is an e-mail and newsgroup client. It is the successor to Outlook Express and it is only available for Windows Vista, Windows 7 and 8. novaPDF is installed as a virtual printer so you can create PDF files by simply printing to it instead of your normal printer.

To convert e-mails from Windows Live Mail to a PDF:

  1. Open Windows Mail and select (or open) the e-mail you want to convert to PDF
  2. Go to File->Print (or press Ctrl+P) and from the Select Printer section select novaPDF
  3. Click on Print and choose a location where you want the PDF file to be saved. It will be automatically opened in the default PDF viewer after it is created
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Video Tutorial Windows Live Mail:

Convert e-mails from Mozilla Thunderbird to PDF files

Mozilla Thunderbird is an open source, cross-platform e-mail and news client developed by the Mozilla Foundation. novaPDF is installed as a virtual printer so you can create PDF files by simply printing to it instead of your normal printer.
To convert e-mails from Mozilla Thunderbird to a PDF:

  1. Open Mozilla Thunderbird and select (or open) the e-mail you want to convert to PDF
  2. Press the Alt button to show the program menu bar and go to File->Print (or press Ctrl+P) and in the Printer section select novaPDF
  3. Click on Print and choose a location where you want the PDF file saved.
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Video Tutorial Mozilla Thunderbird:

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Applies to:

  • novaPDF Printer 1.x - 8.x
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.x+, Microsoft Outlook 2007, 2010, 2013, Windows Live Mail

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