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HOW TO save Gmail message in PDF or Microsoft Word

To save Gmail message in PDF or Microsoft Word you don’t need to install additional software or tools, follow these easy steps:

Update of 15/08/14:
Sign in to your Gmail

Go to Tools and choose Settings
Google Chrome - Tools - Settings

Select Labs tab
Google Chrome - Settings - Labs

Scroll the page until you found Create a Document lab then click on Enable
Google Chrome - Labs - Create a Document

and Save Changes in the bottom of the page.
Google Chrome - Settings - Labs - Save Changes

Gmail message in PDF or Microsoft Word

Now, when you open an email you can go in More and choose Create a document
Google Chrome - More - Create a document
So you have created a document with your email that you can Publish, Print Share from your Google Drive or using the File menu to choose Download as to save it in

  • Microsoft Word (.docx)
  • OpenDocument Format (.odt)
  • Rich Text Format (.rtf)
  • PDF Document (.pdf)
  • Plain Text (.txt)
  • Web Page (.html, zipped)

Google Chrome - File - Download as to save Gmail message in PDF or Microsoft Word

Gmail retires Create a Docs Lab

Google suggests to use the functionality to save the document in Google Drive to have a copy in PDF:

  1. open an email in Gmail
  2. click on the print icon. A new window with the print dialog will open
  3. under Destination, click “Change”. A small window with options will open
  4. near the bottom under Google Cloud Print, click “Save to Google Drive”. The window will close
  5. click “Save”
  6. go to your Google Drive and the document should be there

To have a copy in Microsoft Word the only solution is open the pdf, select all the contents, then copy and paste in a new document in your pc.

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4 replies on “HOW TO save Gmail message in PDF or Microsoft Word”

i dont have the “Labs” option in my settings. I really would luv to set up my gmail so i can save mails ( be good if we could ‘share’ gmail)

I don’t have the option to “Create a Document” under my “Labs” tab. 8/14/14 Firefox 31.0

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