How can I print the entire email message without Google chopping off some of the text? Usually less than all of the text is available for printing.

  • I have the same problem with trying to print incoming emails. There doesn't seem to be much of a difficulty with gmail, but with virgin, which uses google now, it sometimes does have a print icon alongside heading and sometimes doesn't. In the latter case, the only way I can print is to forward it to my separate gmail address. And yes it does only print the top page if I go via the File/Print route
    – user47927
    Sep 18 '13 at 14:32
  • Same problem. Multi-page emails show up in print preview as page 1 of one. Gmail cuts it off there and loses the rest. If it was a sent email, you can't preserve it or document what you sent by labeling it either. Gmail labels emails in sent box but the emails do not show up in the designated folder. Even if you move emails to the inbox and label them there, if they were sent emails they don't go into the labeled folder. The only solution is to never ever delete a sent email so if someone didn't get one you can take (drive, fly) your computer to them and show them you sent it.
    – Annoyed
    Jun 8 '18 at 16:47

To print an email (or an entire conversation), you have to use Gmail buttons.

On the top right corner of the mail, there is this icon: print mail Click on the down arrow, then you will get a menu, just choose Print.

If you want to print the entire conversation, click on the printer icon printer icon on the top right of the conversation (at the right edge of the title/label line).

You can find official documentation here.

If this is how you proceed, I can't help you, I haven't seen Gmail chopping my printed emails, even in case of (very) long emails.

  • This answer no longer answers the question as it is out of date.
    – ndemarco
    Jan 1 at 14:52

I select Shrink to 50% and the whole message is printed but obvious a lot smaller but very readable,

  • How do you shrink it? Jul 9 '16 at 22:17
  • @AndrewLott - Control - (that's the minus sign). Nov 7 '18 at 17:27
  • @aparente001 then you should include that in your answer to be complete. Dec 20 '18 at 22:02
  • @AndrewLott - Were you thinking it was my answer? (Feel free to edit it to improve it.) Dec 22 '18 at 5:30

Click on print preview and select Shrink to fit under scale. That solved the problem for me

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    This does not seem to be the problem. The asker is saying that Google is cutting the text, so that is not available to the printing software. Mar 17 '14 at 10:16

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