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    Attachment name in mail body (XP)

    Hi,

    I have been looking for this all over the place and have not found anything.

    I need a solution where the attachment name is shown in the mail body. at cursor point for e.g. (See attachment: Attachment name).

    Most of the solutions are around while printing. I need it while sending the email.

    Please help.

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    Re: Attachment name in mail body (XP)

    What format are you using for your mail?
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    Re: Attachment name in mail body (XP)

    Sorry forgot to mention Iam using HTML format.

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    Re: Attachment name in mail body (XP)

    Two possible solutions:<UL><LI>You could try embedding the file in the body of the text: Insert|Object|From File. This may not be wholly satisfactory as the contents of the attachment end up displaying in the message - unless you drag all the borders inwards. <LI>If you're sending something in-house, put your attachment on a shared drive and use a hyperlink. This may not fit in with confidentiality - one way or another - in certain circumstances.[/list]HTH.
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    Re: Attachment name in mail body (XP)

    The basic answer is that RTF email includes the attachment in the message body and when printing or saving the message as a file. HTML and Plain text do NOT include any reference to attachments when printing or saving.

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    Re: Attachment name in mail body (XP)

    It's my experience that printing plain text message formats include attachment names.
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    Re: Attachment name in mail body (XP)

    Here is a corner of a plain text email.

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    Re: Attachment name in mail body (XP)

    So let me assume that the attachment already has been attached to the message, and now you want to copy the file name into the body of the message for reference (either the reader's reference, or your reference later when the message is printed).

    It's possible to create a macro that reads the attachment files names, lists them in a box, you double-click the one you want reference, and then that gets pasted into the document at the insertion point. Quite a bit of development work for someone like me who wouldn't use it, but someone might want to pick up this challenge.

    As a short term workaround, you could copy and paste the attachment name; you can get to it using Save As... on the attachment itself. Step by step, that's:

    1. <LI>Leave your insertion point in the message body at the relevant point
      <LI>Right-click the attachment you want to reference
      <LI>Choose Save As... from the shortcut menu
      <LI>Press Ctrl+C
      <LI>Press Esc
      <LI>Press Tab
      <LI>Press Ctrl+V
    I'm sure it would become second nature after a while. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> Hope this helps!

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    Re: Attachment name in mail body (XP)

    See <post#=204016>post 204016</post#>. (I should have directed you to this earlier, but I incorrectly thought, from the related recent thread, that you were just concerned with priniting HTML formatted messages that contained attachments.)
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