4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 28, 2013 2:24 AM by Thijs de Leeuw
Eric Basir Level 1 Level 1
expertise.desktops
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I'm getting used to Apple Mail after many years as an Entourage user. Unlike Entourage, if I select a list of files in the Finder, copy and paste into Mail, it attaches the files. I just want to paste the filenames (letting the client know what they will get on my FTP). I do not want to attach them.

My work-around has been to paste the links into Text Edit, copy those and then paste into Mail.


Is there a simpler way to do this?

MacPro (Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.8), 2 x 2.8 Ghz Quad Core, 8GB RAM, ATI Radeon HD 2600
Reply by Kappy on Jan 30, 2011 10:47 AM Helpful
You need to select a file, press RETURN to activate filename edit mode, press COMMAND-C to copy the select name, then paste into your message using COMMAND-V. This will paste just the filename rather than attaching the file. However, you need to do this for each file. You cannot do it on a selected group of files.

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  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10
    You need to select a file, press RETURN to activate filename edit mode, press COMMAND-C to copy the select name, then paste into your message using COMMAND-V. This will paste just the filename rather than attaching the file. However, you need to do this for each file. You cannot do it on a selected group of files.
  • Eric Basir Level 1 Level 1
    expertise.desktops
    Desktops
    Thanks Kappy. Yes, that one-at-a-time works. But I work with lots of filenames. What a shame. Wish there was a script for it.
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10
    Well, there may well be an Applescript somewhere. If you Google "applescript" you should find the one or two major sites for finding scripts you can download. Maybe someone has already done such a script. Alternatively, you can write an Applescript or see if you can do what you want using Automator to "replicate" what you now do and automate the operation once you provide a selection of files.
  • Thijs de Leeuw Level 1 Level 1

    I don't get it why apple mail doesn't support a paste option like this.

    This is the reason for me that switched to Airmail application (and Sparrow mail before it got bought by google).

     

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