EML to PDF Export: Selecting the PDF Page Format

Screenshot showing toolbar for email conversion software.

EML Viewer Pro is an email viewer for Outlook .eml files that can also bulk convert .eml emails into .pdf files. We received this comment from a reader today, and thought it would be useful to expand our answer into a blog post for everyone:

“In Europe we use A4 paper format. Can EML Viewer Pro support A4 formatting whilst exporting to PDF?”

The answer is yes. EML Viewer Pro does support A4 and many other common ISO page formats. Currently, the following page sizes are supported for PDF export:

  • North American Letter, Note and Legal
  • Eurpoean A0 through A10, including A4
  • B0 through B5
  • Arch A through E
  • Fisa
  • Half Letter
  • Ledger
  • Letter 11×17

If you don’t see your page format in the list above, you can select “Custom” and define your own page formatting.  EML Viewer Pro also supports landscape and portrait printing.

Here is how to set your preferred page formatting while converting EML files to PDF files with EML Viewer Pro.

First start EML Viewer Pro and then select the “Export Profile” that you want to change. In this demonstration I’ll choose “PDF – attachments embedded.”  I do this from main EML Viewer Pro toolbar.

Selecting the .pdf export format.
PDF-attachments embedded.

Next, click the “Edit Profile” button, which I have highlighted in yellow in the above image to bring up the “Export Profile Editor.”

Set the default pdf eml export setings using the profile editor.
EmlViewer Pro Profile Editor.

I’ve highlighted the fields where you will indicate the desired page size and the landscape mode.  When the changes have been made to your satisfaction, click “OK” to save your settings.

That’s all there is to it!  This export profile will now use A4 or any other page formatting or landscape setting you specified when you export EML files to PDF.

If you need a little more detail, here is a video to accompany this article.

Download a free trial of EML Viewer Pro.

 

EML Viewer Lite – A simple tool for opening .eml, .msg and .pst email files

Screen shot showing location of MailDex 'create project' button.

EML Viewer Lite is a fully capable email viewer offered at an affordable price. It’s a great multi-email format tool for open email content stored as .eml, .msg and even .pst files.

To use EML Viewer Lite (which is also marketed as Pst Viewer Lite), just locate the folder containing your email files using the folder structure navigation on the left-hand side of the screen. Click on the folder, and EML Viewer Lite goes to work listing all of your messages.

 

EML Viewer Lite email viewer
EML Viewer Lite main menu

You can browse individual emails from the list.  Double click on an email to open it in a full window view.

The toolbar provides quick access to EML Viewer Lite’s most useful features, including Reply, Reply All, Forward email, search, and print.

 

Reply/Forward to .eml files with EmlViewer Lite.
EmlViewer Lite toolbar includes reply/forward ability.

The Reply and Forward functions work with Microsoft Windows’ default email client, so its not necessary to enter any email account informatio into EML Viewer Lite.

EML Viewer Lite can search all of your .eml files based on many specific criteria.  For example you can search emails that fall within a date range. Search by sender address, or find a text string within the email files.

 

EML Viewer search screen. Search .eml files.
Search .eml files

Individual EML files can be saved to different formats. To do this, select the message you want to save.  Next go to Mail > Save Message As  and select the target format.

 

Convert .eml file to different formats
Save .eml files as pdf, other formats

How is EML Viewer Lite different from EML Viewer Pro?

All of the core functions are present, including EML to PDF conversion, search, reply, forward, reply all, print and more.

The major difference is in the quantity of emails. EML Viewer Lite can export eml files individually, while EML Viewer Pro can bulk export .eml files by the thousands.

If bulk conversion of .eml files is not your core need, then you will find EML Viewer Lite to be a very capable viewer able to provide quick access to your .eml, .msg and .pst email files.

Click here to download a free trial of EML Viewer Lite.