3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 25, 2015 12:48 AM by Markus Schneider

    Insert Field to formatted email

    jzbubble

      Dear all,

         I am a newbie for FMP 14 adv. I already created a database. Now I want to send email which include a formatted form ( like registration form for sports club). I want to insert the found record's field ( like name, club no etc ) into this form. Is there any way to do it?

       

          I checked the scripts of send email but don't understand well. Any help? Thanks and Merry Christmas!

        • 1. Re: Insert Field to formatted email
          Markus Schneider

          fileMaker (native) supports only text mails, no formatted text/styles

          to send styled/formatted text, one needs to attach a pdf (that was created by FileMaker) or a Plugin (among other methods like AppleScript, etc)

           

          you can create a pdf from Your layout to the temporary folder, then attach that pdf to the mail. You'll need some knowledge with file-paths in FileMaker, but it's not rocket-science.

           

          if Your people need the form inside the mail (no attachement), then a Plugin will be needed (MailIt by Dacons, MBS, others). Mailit comes with good examples, I'm not familiar with the other ones

           

          if Your text is simple (no formattings), You can send the mails with that text - but from Your posting, it seems to be formatted text with different font types/sizes, checkboxes, tables, et all...

          • 2. Re: Insert Field to formatted email
            Benjamin Fehr

            mschneider

            There's still a unresolved Bug with email attachments with mac OS:

            Can't send an email attachment

             

            I think what is needed here is a PlugIn to send html-formatted mails.

            • 3. Re: Insert Field to formatted email
              Markus Schneider

              yes! there are feature requests for this (product ideas)

               

              I personally love the pure-text-mails, I can read them all, everywhere - but today, people want to send mails that look 'modern'. Therefore, this feature is really missing in FM.

               

              using methods like Plugins (especially the super - but somewhat complicated ones) are not for beginners - but beginners want create mailings too (and FileMaker tells everybody that there is no programming needed...)