How to Get a Print Button in Outlook 2013

Microsoft has moved most of the important file actions to the File tab at the top-left corner of each program window, but this puts these actions at least two clicks away. This is often unnecessary, and most people will end up looking for a faster way to save a file or print a document.

Fortunately it is possible to add a Print button to the top of the window in Outlook 2013, allowing you to access the Print command without going to the Outlook File tab. So if you want a faster way to print in Outlook 2013, simply use the tutorial below.

Easier Way to Print in Outlook 2013

This article is specifically about adding a Quick Print button in Outlook 2013, but you are going to be on a screen where you can add a few other helpful commands as well. If you have been looking for faster ways to perform other actions as well, then this is a great time to do so. Additionally, there are two different spots where you can add a Print button. One is at the top of the primary Outlook window, and the other is at the top of the Outlook message window that opens when you double-click a message. The method is virtually the same for both locations, so you can follow the steps below to add the Print button to the primary Outlook window, then you can double-click any message and follow the steps again to add the Quick Print button.

Step 1: Launch Outlook 2013.

Step 2: Click the Customize Quick Access Toolbar arrow at the top of the window. The button you need to click is highlighted in the image below.

click the customize quick access toolbar button

Step 3: Click the Print option.

faster way to print in outlook 2013

You will now have a printer icon at the top of the Outlook window that you can click to access the Print window. Note that it will always try to print the message that is currently selected.

a print button added to outlook 2013

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