Disable printing of attachments before printing

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Disable printing of attachments before printing
Changine registry to disable attachments has no effect until Outlook is restarted 
Roger Middlebrook




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Joined: 2004-08-24
In Outlook 2010+ the option to print all attachments is supported for all mail formats. We would like to ensure that this option is always turned off.

It is controlled using a registry entry:

HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftOffice.0OutlookPrintingPrint Attachments


Changing this has no effect on printing until Outlook is restarted. We want the effect to be immediate. Do you know of a way that we can disable attachment printing with immediate effect?

NB The dialog shown using File | Print | Print Options does show the correct value of the registry setting but it does not honour it unless the Print or Preview button is clicked.
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Posted 13 Dec, 2013 03:48:35 Top
Andrei Smolin


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Hello Roger,

Roger Middlebrook writes:
We want the effect to be immediate.


I don't think this is possible.

Roger Middlebrook writes:
We would like to ensure that this option is always turned off.


You can set that registry entry when your add-in is being installed and check the value when the add-in gets started.

PS. A while back you asked about a possibility to activate a specified tab in BackstageView. If you are still interested, keep an eye on this thread:
open BackstageView by clicking on Ribbon button?

Regards from Belarus (GMT+3),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 13 Dec, 2013 04:56:32 Top
Roger Middlebrook




Posts: 98
Joined: 2004-08-24
Many thanks Andrei. That is what we expected but I wanted to ask the experts (that's you and your team) first.

Thank you also for the other topic reference. As it happens, I am already following this one with great interest.
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Posted 13 Dec, 2013 05:33:09 Top