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.

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EML to PDF Conversion: How to Export Multiple .EML Files to a Single PDF Document

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EML Viewer Pro is a viewer/reader for managing email messages formatted as .eml files.  .EML files are created by Outlook Express, Windows Mail, Thunderbird and other email browsing software.

An .eml file is a self-contained document that holds all the email content, including file attachments.

While most email clients can open .eml files individually, EML Viewer Pro can read a directory and sub-directories filled with thousands of  .eml files, allowing you to browse and search messages, access file attachments, reply and forward to .eml files using your email client, and even export .eml files to PDF and other popular formats.

The PDF format is a very popular format for storing and archiving email messages.  EML Viewer Pro provides exceptional support for EML to PDF conversion. In the latest release of EML Viewer Pro (also known as Pst Viewer Pro), the PDF export functions have been brought forward to the main tool bar to save on clicks.

EML Viewer Pro gives you several options while exporting .eml files to .pdf .

1. You can export the email message to an individual pdf file while extracting the file attachment to a folder on your hard drive.

2. You can export the .eml file to pdf while converting most document file attachments into the PDF image.

3. You can export EML to PDF with file attachments embedded. This means that a file, such as an Excel spreadsheet, remains inside the PDF as a separate file that can be extracted from the PDF and edited later.

A new feature in EML Viewer Pro is the “Add to PDF file” button. It allows you to save one or more selected eml files to an existing PDF file.  This feature was added after a customer explained that she needed to create a PDF file for a court hearing  that required her to assemble all emails into a single PDF.   With the “Add to PDF file” function, she can now export emails individually to a single PDF file, without the need to use special software to combine individual .pdfs.

Here’s how to use “Add to PDF file”:

First, select the emails you want to export in EML Viewer Pro’s mail list.
Second, click the “Add to PDF file” button on the main tool bar.

Location of the "Add to PDF File" button in EmlViewer Pro email viewer software.
The Add To PDF Button in EML Viewer Pro. Add .EML Files to a .PDF file

Next, select the target PDF file.

Convert .eml files to a pdf. Select the target PDF
Select the PDF file to add the converted .EML files

That’s all there is to it.  EML Viewer Pro simplifies the process of converting .eml files into .pdf.

Another nice feature of EML Viewer Pro is the control it gives you over the file names. For example, if you are mass exporting thousands of .eml files to individual .pdf files, you can specify how those files are named. You may want to name the files after the sender or the recipient. Or you perhaps you want to give a series number to the resulting .pdf files, such as “CASE 123 – xxxx” where “xxxx” are incremented numbers. You can also increment letters.

There’s so much more that EML Viewer Pro can do. To learn more, download a free trial of EML Viewer Pro.