Tips & Tricks : Downloader PDF – EN

In previous posts, we have discussed Downloader, a free Zimlet that allows you to save emails (.eml), contacts (.vcf), appointments (.ics), tasks (.task) and briefcase files (.zip) on your PC.

Today we want to show you a very interesting feature of this Zimlet: exporting a PDF to an email.

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As a cross-platform format that is independent of software, hardware and PC operating systems, PDF is universally recognised as the most widely used file format in the world for presentations and documents in general.





The function of this Zimlet is designed specifically for users who want to make the most of the portability and features that have made PDF one of the most widely used interchange formats. Saving an email in PDF format will prevent unauthorised use of the message contents or, more generally, prevent the contents from being modified. That is why PDF is the most widely recognised and widespread standard among users of all levels.






The main feature of Downloader PDF is that it can export any email into PDF format. The only requirement is that the HTML and CSS code in the email are formatted correctly. The main advantage compared with many similar tools available online is that it converts code into PDF format, while preserving the structure of text, images and links, and so doesn’t simply render the content of the email as an image, as is commonly the case.

The email headers, which show the name of the user and the date and time the document was created, appear at the top of the document. The company logo in the top left corner is the same as Zimbra Webmail, so it can “brand” the document.





Also very useful is the option to choose the document width. You will certainly have received emails containing information in a table. Many tools available online, like the PDF export tool included in browsers such as Google Chrome, cannot export all columns of a table into PDF format, because, depending on the client used to send the message, the table size is “locked”. 1024 px is the standard document width offered by Downloader PDF. If that’s not enough, this value can be increased for optimal export.



The Zimlet is distributed by means of annual domain or multidomain licences, depending on requirements. Want to see how Downloader works and all its functionalities? Watch the video tutorial! If you would like more information, please contact us and one of our team will be happy to give you a free demo!


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