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How do I copy and paste into an email?

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catblackcat Calculating status...
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May 12, 2010 5:43 AM
Hi, Does anybody know how to copy and paste a document exactly into an email body? Each time I do it, it loses the double spaces.
I am trying to send five pages of a manuscript (out of pages programme) and am having no luck

Thanks
  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,760 points)
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    May 12, 2010 6:12 AM (in response to catblackcat)
    A mail is unable to reproduce a Pages document.

    You must pass the document as an attachment but before doing that, you must check that your correspondant is able to open a Pages document.

    Most of the time, the better soluce is to attach a PDF version of the document and a pure text version of the document.

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) mercredi 12 mai 2010 15:11:58
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  • Adam White Level 4 Level 4 (1,310 points)
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    May 12, 2010 7:15 AM (in response to catblackcat)
    Then I guess that falls on your recipient to allow/accept those.

    Have you looked into the Stationery section of Mail? Something there might work for what you want to do.

    Adam
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  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,760 points)
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    May 12, 2010 8:17 AM (in response to Adam White)
    A document build from a Mail stationary will have this one's layout, not the Pages one

    It would be the same if the doc was built in Word or every other app offering layout design features.

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) mercredi 12 mai 2010 17:16:57
    To be the AW6 successor, iWork MUST integrate a TRUE DB, not a list organizer !, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,185 points)
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    May 12, 2010 12:59 PM (in response to catblackcat)
    catblackcat wrote:
    So does this mean there is no way I will be able to select the pages and paste them 'as they are' into the body of an email?

    Is there anything else special about your text other than the double-spacing?

    Jerry
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  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,725 points)
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    May 12, 2010 9:43 PM (in response to catblackcat)
    In Mail the text wont be exactly as in a word document. Mail doesn't have margins like a WP document.

    You should ask to accept an attachment. I have never had any problem with attachments, but then I use Mac.
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  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,725 points)
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    May 15, 2010 3:38 AM (in response to catblackcat)
    Why don't just paste the text as you have it. The recipient can copy and paste to a WP document and do the double spacing him/herself. If the recipient doesn't except attachments of any kind It is that person choice and have to accept that he/her can't get the perfect formatted text.
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  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,185 points)
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    May 15, 2010 6:59 PM (in response to catblackcat)
    I agree with fruhulda. Copy the content, paste it into your mail message and see what happens after receipt. The most likely reason that the recipient wants the content to be inline rather than attached is that he/she doesn't want to have to deal with anything other than plain text or RTF.

    Jerry
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