When you print an Outlook email–whether your own or someone else’s–your own name appears by default in large text at the top of the printout.
This is awkward if you are printing emails as a delegate, or are using them as exhibits to a motion. How do you get rid of it? For some reason, Outlook won’t let you remove the header entirely, but there is an easy way to make it virtually invisible. Here’s how:
1. Under the Print menu, click on the small box promising “Print Options”:
2. Then select Page Setup
3. Under the Format tab you can see that Outlook prints your name in the header with a larger font by default. We can change that by selecting Font:
4. As with other Microsoft applications, the choices of font size appear limited, but you can always type in the exact size you want. Here type in 1 to make it really small.
5. Click OK, confirm the other print settings, and print normally.
Voila! Your name is so small it may as well not even be there. This change should stick, so you won’t ever have to think about changing the settings again–until your colleagues ask you how you did that!
You could also have a little fun by choosing a symbolic font to obscure your name, while keeping the font size legible. I like Wingdings.
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