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Post Posted September 1st, 2017, 4:18 pm

With my Thunderbird program in Windows 10, how can I make a text printout of my address book? Last time I tried this, I got one address printout per page as oppose to a listing of addresses.
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Post Posted September 1st, 2017, 11:57 pm

I was able to print it using file -> print address book (in the address book window). I printed it to a .pdf file by choosing a "Microsoft print to PDF" print queue. It looked fine. I don't have my Brother laser printer currently connected, otherwise I would have printed to it. Worst case you could print it to a .pdf file like I did, and then print that .pdf file to the printer using your normal print queue.

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Post Posted September 4th, 2017, 8:41 pm

Thanks tanstaafl for your response. I will get back to you when I give this a try. Have been out of town and haven't had a chance to try it. Tnx agn.
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Post Posted September 5th, 2017, 7:24 pm

I tried to print to a file - gave it a name but where does it go to? Didn't get an option of where I want the file to be saved Can't find it by searching the PC.
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Post Posted September 5th, 2017, 7:30 pm

And I am using TB 38.5
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Post Posted September 6th, 2017, 1:02 pm

I just tried the Print function: not exactly great, as I got 113 pages (as a PDF fortunately) for 500 names.

Instead of that, I would suggest that you export your address book using the menu Tools –> Export . Then select "System Encoding" and "tab separated".
The output will be a ".txt" file that you can open with a spreadsheet program like LibreOffice Calc or Microsoft Excel. You just have to right-click on the file and "Open as".

All columns of your address book will be exported, although I think there is a limit of 256 or 32767 characters on free fields like the "Notes" field. Then, as it is a spreadsheet, sort and print the columns you want in the order you want.
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Post Posted September 8th, 2017, 5:37 am

Try PrintingTools extension, it can help you to have a more compact layout
https://addons.mozilla.org/it/thunderbi ... tingtools/

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Post Posted September 8th, 2017, 6:36 am

Similar thread:

Export Selected Address Book Fields
viewtopic.php?f=30&t=2875673

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Post Posted September 8th, 2017, 5:19 pm

[quote="TRAINSGWR"]I tried to print to a file - gave it a name but where does it go to? Didn't get an option of where I want the file to be saved Can't find it by searching the PC.[/quote]


OK where does one find the file that I supposedly print to?

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Post Posted September 8th, 2017, 9:25 pm

@TRAINSGWR

When I print to a .xps document, Thunderbird opens the Windows OS save file dialog box.

https://www.tutorialspoint.com/vb.net/i ... ialog1.jpg

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Post Posted September 8th, 2017, 10:17 pm

I've noticed sometimes that dialog box is hidden behind another window. Try using ALT Tab to find the window next time.

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Post Posted September 9th, 2017, 12:34 am

No luck trying that ALT Tab idea.
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