Gmail has several handy email options. However, one thing it seemingly lacks is an option that converts emails to PDF (Portable Document Format). A PDF conversion option is handy to save back up copies of messages. Nevertheless, you can still find a few ways you could convert Gmail emails to PDF format.
The copy and paste hotkeys give you a good way to save messages to PDF format. It is possible to copy all of the text content of an email and paste it inside a word processor document. Then you can save the document that also includes the Save emails to PDF, and convert it to Portable Document Format using one of the numerous PDF conversion web tools.
First, open a Gmail email and select all its happy with the cursor. Press the Ctrl C hotkey to copy it to the clipboard. Open Notepad and press Ctrl V to paste the Gmail emails text. That will remove any text formatting and images, so now you can cleanly copy and paste the email from Notepad in to a word processor such Word. Then save the content within the word processor.
Next, open this Portable Document Format conversion tool in your browser. Click the Select files button there to choose the document you copied the email message to. Press the Convert button to convert the file to PDF format.
However, copying and pasting messages to a word processor as outlined above isnt the simplest way to convert Gmail emails to Portable Document Format. First of all, the email loses all its formatting and pictures. There are quicker strategies to save emails as PDFs. Google Chromes print preview window enables you to save Gmail messages as PDF documents.
First, open a Gmail email in the search engines Chrome. Theres a Print all button at the very top right of Gmail emails. Click the Print all button to open up your window shown in the shot below.
Paper preview window features a Change button that one could select to configure the destination printer with. Press Change to open a summary of destinations for the email. There you are able to decide on a Save as PDF destination. So select Save as PDF and then click the Save button to decide on a folder to save the document to.
You can even select a Save to Google Drive option in case you have a Google Drive cloud storage account. Go through the Change button again to open the destination list, and you then can choose Save to Google Drive following that. Press Reduce paper preview window to save lots of the e-mail in your GD cloud storage. That can save the e-mail t0PDF to Google Drive as a PDF.
Or save emails as PDFs with a Google Chrome extension. Save emails to PDF is an extension that adds a handy PDF option to Gmail. Press the Add to Chrome button in this article to setup the extension. Then you can press a new Save to button in Gmail.
Open a message in order to save to Portable Document Format. Press Save to and choose Save to PDF. When you press that button, youll have to click Create a merchant account and select a Google account. Pressing that button will save the selected email being a PDF in Chromes default download folder.
To start the PDFs in Chrome, click the Customize Google Chrome button towards the top right in the browser. Select Downloads to open a summary of files, which will range from the recently saved PDF messages. Then t0PDF can click on one of many Gmail PDFs listed there to open up it inside a browser tab as below.
Or save Gmail messages to PDFs with Total Webmail Converter. Total Webmail Converter is proprietary software that allows you to convert Gmail messages from POP3 accounts towards the PDF format. The application is retailing at $49.90 in the publishers website.
When youve entered mail server account details, the software program displays Gmail emails that one could select to transform to Portable Document Format. Pressing a PDF button opens a WebMail Converter window through which you configure the PDF conversion. This program also enables you to merge multiple emails into one PDF, and Total Webmail Converter Pro converts documents mounted on messages. This YouTube video shows you how to transform Gmail messages to PDFs with all the software.
So you can now back up your Gmail emails with PDF copies. Then you can delete more messages to release some Gmail storage. For even more details on how to create and edit PDFs, look at this Tech Junkie guide.