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Registered: ‎08-19-2010
My Device: Bold 9780, Bold 9900
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Printing SMS Message String from Bold 9900 .. can this be done?

I have had about a month long message string going with a contractor who refused to use email.  We've been discussing this job back and forth and I need to print off the entire message string.  Forwarding the chat to email won't work because each individual message block needs to be sent.


Is anyone aware of how I can print off the sms conversation in its entirety using either a natice or third party application?


Any advice or help will be greatly appreciated.




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Re: Printing SMS Message String from Bold 9900 .. can this be done?



Hmmm...one way would be to use the RIM Desktop Software and backup your BB to your PC:

  • KB12487 How to back up BlackBerry smartphone data using BlackBerry Desktop Software for Windows

Then, on the PC, use a 3rd party app (there are several free ones) to parse the resulting BBB/IPD file into "human readable" format, from which you could likely extract the SMS database and be able to print (perhaps moving to Excel or something similar):

  • KB03974 BlackBerry smartphone database list


I've never actually done this, but from all I understand, it should be possible to accomplish. There may be other methods (e.g., 3rd party apps for BB), but that's the one that comes to my mind.


Good luck!

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