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Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by greggio, Oct 23, 2003.

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  1. greggio

    greggio Thread Starter

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    I am trying to set up a from in Word. The goal is to have drop-down boxes and other web components so people can enter info. It is basically a form to request stuff from other people in the company.

    I am trying to find a way to have the info from the form be emailed to someone when they click the submit button. I have a test form set up with everything I need, and then when I click the submit button I get the new email message but nothing appears in the body.

    I know I am missing something, I just can't figure it out.

    Thanks
     
  2. Corrosive

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    Word is a word-processor, not a HTML editor. If you need a webpage, Word is not a good start. Been there, so trust me.

    Anyway, you are experiancing a limitation which affects many new web browsers. To solve it, you need to resort to something like CGI, and judging by the fact you rely on Word to get it done, will be complete overkill for what you want to achieve.

    Either that or use a hyperlink to open up the default mail client and send it that way. Simply use an email address instead of a location.

    As I said, if you learn HTML it really will help. Try:
    www.htmlgoodies.com
    www.webmonkey.com
    www.w3schools.com
     
  3. lisabeatsya

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    In word, you could always "save as web page" or click on "save as" and select file type 'html'. It may not work, but worth a try.
     
  4. CastleHeart

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    G'gio,

    Are you saying that you send them a WORD DOC which is your form - they fill in the appropriate data - hit a macro that Emails the info back to you (or does it attach the DOC?) - but when you receive it, there is no info in the body of the Email. (or there is no DOC attached?)


    Are you using a mail macro or scrambling up some VBA from your Edit Notification XLS?


    I R curious

    - C
     
  5. greggio

    greggio Thread Starter

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    I am not using the VBA from that xls sheet. It only sends a notification email without sending the actual doc.

    I was hoping to save the file as an html and send the email from there. A new email opens, but it doesn't include the data from the form.
     
  6. Anne Troy

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    Greggio:

    Don't try to get a Word form to "seamlessly convert" to an HTML email. Not happening.

    Are you here in the states?
     
  7. greggio

    greggio Thread Starter

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    Yeah, here just north of Boston.
     
  8. Anne Troy

    Anne Troy

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    Why don'tcha give me a call later today? I'll be back before lunchtime here near Allentown, PA.

    :)
    800-719-8221
     
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