5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 20, 2009 9:53 AM by John Leinung
John Leinung Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
How do I put HTML formatted text into an email I want to SEND? -- "Paste as HTML" in edit menu is dimmed, and I can't get it to un-dim... I want to paste formatted text from an HTML editor into an email... can I do this with Mail, or do I need some other app to do this?

G5, Dual 2.3 GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.7), eMac G4, OSX 10.2.8
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (251,095 points)
    Open Mail preferences, click on the Composing icon in the toolbar, set the Message Format: drop down menu to Rich Text.
  • Krag Level 2 Level 2 (240 points)
    mine is still greyed out, after selecting Rich.

    mail 2.1.3
  • Krag Level 2 Level 2 (240 points)
    AHHHH

    What you can do to make HTML for Apple Mail is to make it in an HTML editor, open it with Safari use CMD+i - a new mail message will appear in a moment with the web page in the email body.

    You can't do any major editing in Mail, you'll have to go back to the HTML file. But it works.

    You can also use Copy (from a web page) and then (Edit) Paste as HTML (that what Paste as HTML is for, not for creating HTML email). You can also user Paste as HTML to copy/paste a HTML email you receive or part of a HTML email.
  • Krag Level 2 Level 2 (240 points)
    AHHHH

    What you can do to make HTML for Apple Mail is to make it in an HTML editor, open it with Safari use CMD+i - a new mail message will appear in a moment with the web page in the email body.

    You can't do any major editing in Mail, you'll have to go back to the HTML file. But it works.

    You can also use Copy (from a web page) and then (Edit) Paste as HTML (that what Paste as HTML is for, not for creating HTML email). You can also user Paste as HTML to copy/paste a HTML email you receive or part of a HTML email.
  • John Leinung Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Works like a charm. Thanks.