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Copying attachments from Mac Outlook to FileMaker container fields

Question asked by MikeZarin on Mar 21, 2014
Latest reply on Mar 24, 2014 by MikeZarin

Hi all,

 

I have a client interested in copying selected attachments from Mac Outlook to FileMaker container fields. I see from a couple other threads (https://fmdev.filemaker.com/message/115557 and https://fmdev.filemaker.com/message/121939) that others have experienced the same difficulties with drag and drop that my client is seeing. I'm wondering if there's an Automator or Applescript technique that someone can provide that will, at minimum, copy a message's selected attachment to the clipboard. With e.g. an Applescript at least we could provide a keyboard combo my client could use to run the script, then go to FileMaker to paste the file in the desired location.

 

The best we can do right now is drag the attachment to the desktop then drag the resulting file into FileMaker. This would be fine for rare uses, but my client wants something with less "friction."

 

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!

 

Mike

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