Friday, January 9, 2015

Printing a GMail message from Linux

I send messages to and receive messages from the Veterans Administration using the IRIS Inquiry System.

Have found that suggestions and complaints work better using IRIS than opening an Congressional inquiry which can slow down a claim.The link to IRIS follows.


However, printing the IRIS inquires and responses has been a problem in GMail and many other email systems like Outlook Express in Windows. Even researched this on the Internet and did not find any solutions. Tried fixing the problem with some GMail FireFox add-on extensions, but that didn't work either.

Thought perhaps I had a printer problem, so I opened my Administrative Settings | Printers and clicked on my laser printer, the Canon MF4700.

Under Print Option i changed the Special Print Adjustment to OFF after trying the other modes of 1,2, 3 and 4. Mode 2 is the default.

Finally, my margins on the right were not cut off when printing. The printed message even had a GMail logo on top and the thread included the full date time groups.

Would imagine there is a corresponding option that can be changed in Windows.

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