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Author Topic: The Form Letter Machine and the HTML management  (Read 4782 times)

marvis

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The Form Letter Machine and the HTML management
« on: May 21, 2011, 07:50:37 AM »
Good evening,
i was wondering, is there a method to add an html link into a "checkbox item".
I have lots of links in my emails so it would be useful an automatic solution in this sense.
Can you suggest me a solution?

Thanks for your help,
Mariano.

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Re: The Form Letter Machine and the HTML management
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2011, 08:30:01 AM »
What environment? (desktop app, mobile, web), what OS?, what programming language?

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Re: The Form Letter Machine and the HTML management
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2011, 08:42:20 AM »
Didn't figured out there was multiple release, sorry...
It's the Desktop App running on Win XP...don't know which language is made with...

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Re: The Form Letter Machine and the HTML management
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2011, 11:04:41 AM »
I assumed you where creating an application yourself, having this feature request..., as usual any assumption is wrong by default ;D
It's the Desktop App running on Win XP...don't know which language is made with...
In that case: You can't. (Without creating an external 'monitor' tool that detects you/the user opening the combo and pointing at an item, offering a clickable link based on a list you provided earlier)
Hmmm, come to think of it, my WinButtons can detect the executable being loaded, and showing a specific window with buttons, that could open a webbrowser when clicked. But it can't (yet) react on a specific control selected, or hide while it's not selected. Ah, a (double/triple) feature request for WinButtons!  :tellme: :up:

@mouser: You'd probably better move this one to the Coding Snacks/Post New Requests Here board, I'll pick it up asap.

Edit: I finally see it's specific to FLM,  :-[ missed that earlier. But I'm quite sure a combobox can't offer clickable links for each item, next to the normal selection, though a listbox could be made to do that, AFAICS.
« Last Edit: May 21, 2011, 11:09:10 AM by Ath, Reason: The lightbulb finally turned on ;) »

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Re: The Form Letter Machine and the HTML management
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2011, 03:13:08 PM »
Ok Ath...thanks.

Another question, about this: http://www.donationc...ml?tipsandtricks.htm
Is there a step by step guide to integrate TFLM into windows mail? Or can someone help me doin it?
Thanks again for your assistence! :)

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Re: The Form Letter Machine and the HTML management
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2011, 07:06:58 AM »
Hi Mariano, welcome to the site.

I have TFLM integrated into my usage of thebat email client, but I'm afraid I don't know how to integrate it into other mail clients.

Could you elaborate a little regarding:
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i was wondering, is there a method to add an html link into a "checkbox item".

I'm not sure exactly what you want to do -- if you are using TFLM to create html emails you should be able to put in text like
<a href="http://www.amazon.com">click here for amazon</a>
without any problem; it won't look pretty in the preview screen but presumably your mail program should interpret it correctly.


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Re: The Form Letter Machine and the HTML management
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2011, 10:06:28 AM »
I'm not sure exactly what you want to do -- if you are using TFLM to create html emails you should be able to put in text like
<a href="http://www.amazon.com">click here for amazon</a>
without any problem; it won't look pretty in the preview screen but presumably your mail program should interpret it correctly.
Hi mouser, i'll try to explain better: i need to insert in the footer of all my emails "Please, read our terms and conditions." and the link goes on my website at the page "Terms & Conditions". Now, i tried dong what you said, but the html code remain as text...it is not "interpreted" as an html link.

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Re: The Form Letter Machine and the HTML management
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2011, 12:06:00 PM »
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i tried dong what you said, but the html code remain as text...it is not "interpreted" as an html link.

ok that's important and something i didn't know.. am i write that you are using Microsoft Outlook (or Outlook express) as your mail client?

It sounds like maybe the only solution would be to add an option in tflm that would let you create richtext or similarly marked up entries (ie with font formatting and html links) and paste the completed text as such.. i'm going to have to think about that a bit more.



Actually maybe all I need to do is add an option that says to paste the text (put the code on the clipboard) as html.  That would be fairly easy i would think.  Maybe I can whip together a version to test if you are willing.

(or does someone know an easier way to paste plaintext into outlook such that it will interpret it as html?)
« Last Edit: May 23, 2011, 12:08:15 PM by mouser »

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Re: The Form Letter Machine and the HTML management
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2011, 12:57:29 PM »
exactly mouser! hope you can do something...
i'm using windows live mail...i have also outlook 2003 in case...

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Re: The Form Letter Machine and the HTML management
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2011, 01:03:42 PM »
let's do a test to make sure this approach is going to work:

Go to any page in your web browser that has a link on it, like this page, and select some text that includes the link and hit Ctr+C to copy it.
Now go to your mail and hit Ctrl+V to paste it.
Does it preserve the link now the way you want it to?
If so, then this should be fairly easy to add to TFLM.