How to Print Email From Gmail Without Header.
The most tedious task is printing out Gmail threads and conversations. Even if you manage to somehow fit them on one page, the next thing is to get rid of the Gmail logo. Ugly Gmail logo and header. It’s also informal when you send printouts to customers. So here are 3 nifty ways to get rid of the Gmail logo and headers from your prints.
How to print email from Gmail without a header
1. Right click
The easiest way to print an email from Gmail without a header is to select all the text and print it. All you have to do is first select the text you want to print. Then right-click it and choose Print.
When you click Print, you will see a preview dialog box. Now you can see the Gmail logo is missing in the print preview. This is because you are not using Gmail’s built-in print feature.
This is a one-time trick and is not possible if you want to print multiple threads and conversations.
2. Check the item
Pick and Print is the fastest way to print without the Gmail logo. But even after you do this, you can still see the header text that says “Gmail: Subject Line”.
To remove the Gmail header, we can use the Inspect Element tool. In case you don’t know, Inspect element is a tool built into most web browsers that allows you to modify the code on any website. If you are not familiar with code, go to Chrome extension
Now we first need a preview page. To do this, click the print icon on the Gmail page. It is located in the upper right corner of the subject line.
On the preview page, you can see the Gmail logo, email ID, and title bar. This is what we want to get rid of. But this page is hidden and we cannot change the Inspect element here. Hence, click Cancel to hide the print preview.
After you have canceled the preview, right-click and select “Check” on the webpage. Alternatively, you can press Ctrl + Shift + I to access the Inspect item.
In the Check Item tab, make sure you are on the Items tab. Now hover over the code until you reach the
element. As you can see in the screenshot, when you hover over a table element, the Gmail logo is selected on the page. Once you get the item, right-click it and select Remove Item.
After you’ve removed the Gmail logo, we need to remove the header text as well. To do this, expand the header section at the top of the Inspect Element code. Double-click a text section to edit it. Remove Gmail before text. Alternatively, you can also rename it to anything you like.
With the logo and title removed, press Ctrl + P to print the page. In the print preview, you can see that the header text and Gmail logo are not visible.
While this method works flawlessly, it is time consuming and impractical when you have many pages to print. If you type with Gmail frequently, you should use the Chrome extension.
3. Chrome Extensions
Google Web Store provides several extensions such as Pretty Print Gmail, Print Email without Logo, which clean up the print page. But all of these extensions still leave a header in the file that says “Gmail: Subject Line”.
I modified an existing Chrome extension that even removes the Gmail header from the email. You can download it from this link on Google Drive. But since the Chrome extension is not published in the Chrome Store, you will have to manually download the extension to Google Chrome.
Now that you’ve downloaded the zip file. Go ahead and unzip the file. You will see the following content in the zip folder.
Now we need to load this extension into Google Chrome. To do this, go to Google Chrome and click on the three dots in the upper right corner. From the advanced menu, go to More Tools and click Extensions.
Alternatively, you can also type “chrome: // extensions” in the Google Chrome search bar or omnibox.
In the Extensions menu, turn on Developer Mode by clicking the switch in the upper right corner. After enabling developer mode, 3 different options will appear under the search bar. In the extended menu, click the Download Unpacked button.
After you click the Download Unpacked button, you will see a pop-up file browser dialog box. Browse to the extracted zip file on your local computer and click Select Folder. Make sure you do this when you are in the main folder named “print-email-without-header”.
Once you’ve selected a folder, you’ll see the extension appear in the list of Chrome extensions below.
Now go to Gmail and now when you print the email, you should see that the Gmail logo and header will be invisible in the print file.
Download a printable email without a header
If you type from Gmail frequently, download the extension. For one-time use, selecting texts or removing things from the Inspect Element. Select and Print is a handy option if you are not familiar with codes.
If you have any further questions or concerns, let me know in the comments below.
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How to Print Email From Gmail Without Header