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
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.
Next, click the “Edit Profile” button, which I have highlighted in yellow in the above image to bring up the “Export 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.
An .EML files is an individual email file. It contains the email message and any file attachments that were included with the message. Eml files was once part of a larger file, such as a Mbox, Pst or Ost file, but has been saved outside of that larger storage file.
If you find yourself with a batch of .eml files that you need to convert into .PDF files, EML Viewer Pro software by Encryptomatic LLC can help you.
Why would someone ever have .eml files? There are many situations where you may encounter them. As a published open standard (RFC-822) .eml files are used by many different email clients, including Windows Mail, Outlook Express, Thunderbird, and others. If you are involved in a court case, or received a FOIA request fulfillment from a government agency, you may have received the emails in .eml format.
Converting .eml emails into common .pdf files sounds like it should be a very simple thing to do; and if you have the correct software, it is simple.
Many people encounter problems by attempting eml to pdf conversion using software that is not designed for that purpose. For example, a free .pdf printer app might do a great job rendering the email message as a .pdf file, but may fail to convert file attachments.
Specialized functions, such as adding an email individually to an existing .pdf file, or embedding file attachments inside the pdf may not be supported. What if you need to convert thousands of .eml files to individual pdf files, and apply a specific naming structure to the files? No free app that we’re aware of can support these complex operations.
EML Viewer Pro can!
Eml Viewer Software for MS Windows
Getting starting with .eml to .pdf file conversion
Download a free trial copy of Eml Viewer Pro software (also known as PstViewer Pro). The trial runs for 15 days. Although the registered version of the software can convert an unlimited number of emails to pdf in a single batch, while in trial mode it will only export up to 50 at a time.
When Eml Viewer Pro starts, use the folder navigation on the left side to select the folder where your .eml files reside. Eml Viewer Pro will read in your .eml files and display them in a message list.
.eml files in a list
To export a single .eml file to .pdf, follow these steps.
First, select the file(s) in the list that you want to convert to .pdf.
Next, from the Export drop down list, select the appropriate method for converting your .eml files from.
Finally, click the yellow “Export” button to start the operation.
Select the eml to pdf export method
Eml Viewer Pro will go to work processing your eml files. You may be prompted to choose a destination folder.
Choosing the correct PDF export method.
As we mentioned earlier, any free pdf printer can suffice if you only wan to convert a single email into a single pdf file, especially if it does not contain file attachments.
EML Viewer Pro adds value by providing you with a wide of methods for converting .eml to .pdf.
Some of the possibilities include:
Exporting many email to a single pdf
Exporting many emails to multiple pdfs
Exporting an email into an existing pdf
Converting to pdf while extracting file attachments
Converting to pdf while embedding file attachments
Converting to pdf and attempting to convert file attachments into the pdf image
Applying a special name to the newly created .pdf files
Eml Viewer Pro accomplishes tasks through “Export Profiles.” These are sets of instructions that tells Eml Viewer Pro how it perform the task. Export profiles appear from the drop down list. You can create brand new export profiles, or edit the ones that Eml Viewer Pro ships with.
Select the method for exporting eml emails into .pdf files.
Edit any export profile to customize
To edit an export profile, first select that profile from the list, and then click “Edit Profile. This will open the profile editor. While we won’t go into great detail here, the profile editor allows you to customize many of the values and parameters to Eml Viewer Pro uses to accomplish its tasks.