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howdy howdy. i am attempting to create a layout that i can export into an emailable text format attachment so that the recipient would be able to open it as a, say, word document. The layout has text fields, but also number, and calculation.

So, i'm trying to figure two things. the first is most important, and a bit urgent.

1. How to export the layout to a Word format (if possible).

2. How to enter a script that would enable me to export the file into emailable format, and then email it thru Eudora, too.

Any assitance with either aspect would be much obliged.

Aloha!

Version: v6.x

Platform: Windows XP

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Probably the best you can do is print the record to pdf and attach that to the email.

There are lots of posts on pdf in the forums, search around a bit.

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1. How to export the layout to a Word format (if possible).

Best way to do is to export as a (simple) html table with some formatting. Word will auto-convert this to a word document, if you provide a ".doc" or ".rtf" extension instead of ".htm".

MacUsers: Yes, it works in WordforMac, too. And Apple's Text Edit.

2. How to enter a script that would enable me to export the file into emailable format, and then email it thru Eudora, too.

Set Eudora as your main Email Client, and you are fine (on the Mac, at least). FileMaker makes it easy to attach a single file & send it to the mail prog.

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in scriptmaker:

1) Make your file for export

2) use the send mail step, and chose to attach that file.

Also you may be able to use a word macro, to import and do changes. I have a VB program that runs a word macro, and save it. So in Filemaker you could use the "Send Message" step to run the *.exe file.

Just my two cents

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