You need to use a plugin, like SMPTit Pro, so you can place a layout inline in your email.
Why the heck can't Filemaker do this?? I mean - it aint rocket science!
Not much reason for me to upgrade I guess.
Does SMTPit let you pass a regular layout or do you have to program it line for line?
Are you trying to basically pass a screenshot? Or simply data from the layout?
Data from the layout - formatted! I do not want to send a jpeg.
I actually have a solution - I created a mini interpreter that allows client to specify an email with text opening and closing parts, and a list of data lines with labels and data items (as in original post). These are written - formatted - into the message text field.
Then I copy the message text onto the clipboard and create the email. When that opens in her email client, she can paste the formatted text into the email. It is a bit klugie, but she is happy with it. This allows her to create new ones easily by entering the parts into the Template records.
It just seems that it is such a basic concept to copy a formatted layout to an email that it ought to be part of FMP.
I looked at SMTPit, and it seemed like I would have to program every one of her reports. (Client can do a lot in FMP, but only very basic programming.) We want to get away from this.
Thanks to you all for your ideas and efforts.