Use a calculation to combine info such as a client's name and appointment informaiton with the text that makes up your message.
Click the arrow button to the right of the Body text box in the Send Mail dialog and build an expression like this:
"Dear " & PatientTable::SalutationField & ",¶¶This is just a friendly reminder that you have an appointment with " & Doctor::DoctorName & " on " & Appointment::AppDate & " at " & Appointment::AppTime & "."
and so on. (Of course, use your table and field names in place of mine.)
Once you get the hang of this, you may want to try using a calculated approach that uses the subsitute function to insert data in place of "tag" text that is part of a message template. That's a more sophisticated approach that can give you the option to select from different message templates and also allows users to create/modify their own message templates without having to redesign a calculation like the above expression.
Thanks Phil. I've got that working and will explore the substitute function.
Do you consult?? I've been looking for someone who can help me with some basic tutoring. I'm a quick study, so it shouldn't take much time. I just learn much better person to person than by picking my way through help files. Please email me back so we can talk further about this