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    Default Outlook 2016 to print attachments automatically


    I have the following code written up for me but I cant seem to get this to work.
    I have Outlook 2016 64 bit, i require all my invoices to be printed either as they come in or late in the afternoon (4:30pm)
    I have a rule that will move these invoices to the invoice folder and run the following script, but this script doesnt seem to work.
    No error messages come up and nothing prints out, When I run the test print that works but it chooses a random invoice from a couple of months ago.


    Option ExplicitPublic Declare PtrSafe 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 Declare PtrSafe Sub Sleep Lib "kernel32" (ByVal dwMilliseconds As Long)
    Sub TestPrint()
    Dim olMsg As MailItem
        On Error Resume Next
        Set olMsg = ActiveExplorer.Selection.Item(1)
        PrintAttachment olMsg
        Exit Sub
    End Sub
    Sub PrintAttachment(olItem As MailItem)
    'Graham Mayor - - Last updated - 10 Jul 2019
    Dim olAttach As Attachment
    Dim strFName As String
    Dim strExt As String
    Dim j As Long
    Dim fso As Object, TmpFolder As Object
    Dim tmpPath As String
        'Get the user's TempFolder to store the temporary file
        Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
        tmpPath = fso.GetSpecialFolder(2) & "\"
        On Error GoTo lbl_Exit
        If olItem.Attachments.Count > 0 Then
            For j = 1 To olItem.Attachments.Count
                Set olAttach = olItem.Attachments(j)
                If olAttach.FileName Like "*.pdf" Then
                    strFName = olAttach.FileName
                    olAttach.SaveAsFile tmpPath & strFName
                    NewShell tmpPath & strFName, 3
                    Sleep 2000
                    Kill tmpPath & strFName
                End If
            Next j
        End If
        Set olAttach = Nothing
        Set olItem = Nothing
        Exit Sub
    End Sub
    Public Sub NewShell(cmdLine As String, lngWindowHndl As Long)
        ShellExecute lngWindowHndl, "Print", cmdLine, "", "", 1
        Exit Sub
    End Sub

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    Default Re: Outlook 2016 to print attachments automatically

    Comment out the two On Error statements and see if any errors occur.

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