Today's entry in the lazy programmer series involves tweaking the code sample at Attachment: Print received attachments immediately so that it works with 4-character extensions and also with 64-bit Outlook 2010 or 2013. (The original macro works with 32-bit Outlook).
For third party add-ins and utilities, see Print Email (and Attachments) on Arrival
The code looks at the last 4 characters, including the period and will work as long as you use 4 characters in each extension we want to check.
Case "xlsx", "docx", ".pdf", ".doc", ".xls"
To use the macro with 64-bit Outlook, you need to add PtrSafe to Declare:
Private Declare PtrSafe Function ShellExecute Lib "shell32.dll" Alias _
Print received attachments immediately code sample
Original code was written for 32-bit Outlook and 3 character file extensions.
To use, open the VBA editor using Alt+F11 and paste the following code into ThisOutlookSession. Edit the code as needed then click in the Application_Startup() macro and press Run button (F8). This starts the macro without the need to restart Outlook.
' Written by Michael Bauer, vboffice.net ' http://www.vboffice.net/sample.html?mnu=2&lang=en&smp=3&cmd=showitem ' use Declare PtrSafe Function with 64-bit Outlook 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 ' This code looks at the last 4 characters in a filename sFileType = LCase$(right$(oAtt.FileName, 4)) Select Case sFileType ' Add additional file types below Case ".xls", ".doc", "docx" sFile = sDirectory & oAtt.FileName oAtt.SaveAsFile sFile ShellExecute 0, "print", sFile, vbNullString, vbNullString, 0 End Select Next End If End Sub