What I want to do is have every record sent as an e-mail as setup in one of my Layouts. I don't want it to be an attachment like a PDF. I don't want the recipients to have to do anything special to view the info?
A PDF is actually the simplest option for you to implement.
Other email plug ins support HTML formatting so, in theory, you could reproduce the layout (or something similar as an HTML formatted email.
Anybody know of a plug in that can automate a "screen capture"? If so, you could attach the screen capture to the email.
One can create calculated text which becomes the body of the email. You can even 'pad' with spaces to simulate columns. The receiver may have a different font and blow that idea out of the water, but it might be worth a try. But there is no HTML table-like formatting which would survive the Send Mail (as is). A plug-in could send HTML mail. Or what about attached .CSV? Many mail apps can preview a doc like that or ask for download.
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Several plugins with do a screen capture of a designated area of the screen and convert that to a jpeg. With a little imagination you can send that jpeg in your email and most emailers with display the jpeg.
You can use FileMakers Send Email and cretae a calculation to capture the field data and send it.
If your users use a Mac a single page PDF will automatically display in the email in Apple Mail.
Sadly, we are a medical office and there is no way to guarantee this will be the case. Do you know if that is the case on Android? I know it is not the case in Windows. PDF’s are not previewed automatically in Windows.
To expand on other' comments:
(psuedocode you'll have to write correctly)
find the set of records
go to first record
set var $text ;
; & field 1
; & char(9)
; & field 2
; &char (9)
; & last field
; & char(13)
go to record next exit after last
This creates a tab delimited variable of your data.
In the email dialog put $text in the contents field plus whatever else you need. This will show as a tab delimited report in the email. The fewer fields the better.
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