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Configuring Button Options


This section provides a description of the Button Options dialog. This dialog allows you to control the general look and feel of the Blueprint buttons and where they are presented. There are many options available to you, and this section will take you through them:


Standard Buttons

Display Print Preview button

This option determines whether the 'Print preview...' button is presented in the 'Blueprint Menu' on the main Outlook window and the opened message window. When clicked, the 'Print Preview...' button will present the Print Preview view of the currently selected message.

Note. The visibility of this item is configurable because if used in conjunction with 'Allow Blueprint to control Outlook buttons', it can provide a seemless integration of Blueprint functionalty.

Display Print Selection button

This option determines whether the 'Print selection...' button is presented in the 'Blueprint Menu' on the main Outlook window and the opened message window. When clicked, the 'Print Selection...' button will allow the user to select a portion of the current message to be printed with the usual message headers.

Display Quickprint Attachment button

This option determines whether the 'Quickprint attachment...' button is presented in the 'Blueprint Menu' on the the main Outlook window and the opened message window. When clicked, the 'Quickprint Attachment...' button will present a dialog allowing the user to quick print the message attachments.

Note. This functionality is also available from the Blueprint print Preview window

Quick Buttons

The quick buttons section allow you to create your own Blueprint buttons. With Quick Buttons, you can control all aspects of the print action:

  • Increase productivity by printing messages and attachments in just one click.
  • Define the name and icon of the button.
  • Print the whole message, a page range, or up to latest 3 messages in a long email correspondence
  • Print specific attachment types (e.g. doc, pdfs) and display the quickprint attachment dialog
  • Define the print action to be performed - Print Preview, Print with prompt, or Quickprint
  • Print using custom print templates
  • For more information, click Quick Buttons >>

    Button / Toolbar Options

    Allow Blueprint to control Outlook buttons

    By default, Blueprint will allow the standard Outlook Print buttons (i.e. Print / Print Preview) to function as previously. However, because Blueprint printing can handle both the Print Preview and direct printing, you may wish to allow Blueprint to override all printing controls - (This includes The Print/Preview buttons, the context buttons (i.e. right click on an item), and the shortcut keys (e.g. Ctrl->P).

    This option is recommended by Blueprint because Outlook does not support Print Preview of messages with a HTML formatted message body. With this option enabled, the Print Preview will function correctly.


    Display buttons in 'Blueprint Menu' popup

    When selected, the Blueprint buttons will be presented in the 'Blueprint Menu' popup style.
    When deselected, the Blueprint buttons will be displayed directed on the current toolbar

    Note. This option is used in conjunction with Create separate toolbar for buttons to fully control where/how the buttons are presented


    Create separate toolbar for buttons

    When selected, the Blueprint buttons will be displayed in a separate toolbar.
    When deselected, the Blueprint buttons will be displayed directed on the current toolbar

    Note. This option is used in conjunction with Display buttons in 'Blueprint Menu' popup to fully control where/how the buttons are presented



    To learn how to create customizable Quick buttons, click Configuring Quick Buttons >>