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You can print attachments automatically as soon as you receive them by email. It only requires that there's an application installed on your computer that can handle the type of file, e.g. Word for printing *.doc files etc. - and that the printer is running, of course.
See the Select Case statement in the PrintAttachments procedure where the file types are listed. At present only Excel Workbooks (*.xls) and Word Documents (*.doc) will be printed. Add any file type you need. To be able to print an attachment, it must first be saved as a file. In this sample the directory 'D:Attachments' is used, which must exist already.
Private Declare Function ShellExecute Lib "shell32.dll" Alias _ "ShellExecuteA" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal lpOperation As String, _ ByVal lpFile As String, ByVal lpParameters As String, _ ByVal lpDirectory As String, ByVal nShowCmd As Long) As Long Private WithEvents Items As Outlook.Items Private Sub Application_Startup() Dim Ns As Outlook.NameSpace Dim Folder As Outlook.MAPIFolder Set Ns = Application.GetNamespace("MAPI") Set Folder = Ns.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox) Set Items = Folder.Items End Sub Private Sub Items_ItemAdd(ByVal Item As Object) If TypeOf Item Is Outlook.MailItem Then PrintAttachments Item End If End Sub Private Sub PrintAttachments(oMail As Outlook.MailItem) On Error Resume Next Dim colAtts As Outlook.Attachments Dim oAtt As Outlook.Attachment Dim sFile As String Dim sDirectory As String Dim sFileType As String sDirectory = "D:Attachments" Set colAtts = oMail.Attachments If colAtts.Count Then For Each oAtt In colAtts sFileType = LCase$(right$(oAtt.FileName, 4)) Select Case sFileType Case ".xls", ".doc" sFile = ATTACHMENT_DIRECTORY & oAtt.FileName oAtt.SaveAsFile sFile ShellExecute 0, "print", sFile, vbNullString, vbNullString, 0 End Select Next End If End Sub
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