6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 6, 2012 5:30 PM by Barry
troutdood Level 1 (0 points)

How can I email a document created on Pages '08 that doesn't have to be opened as an attachment by

the recipients????

(I am using AT&T email)

  • Barry Level 7 (29,997 points)
    1. Copy the text of the document. Paste it into the body of the email message. This may cause loss of formatting, but will ensure that the text is part of the message, and not an attachment that must be opened.

    2. Print the document to PDF and email (command-P, click the PDF button in the print dialogue and choose Mail PDF). Single page PDFs will display automatically in many email clients. Multi-page ones will need to be opened.

    Unless your recipient has Pages, (s)he will be unable to open a Pages document sent in its native format.

     

    Regards,

    Barry

  • troutdood Level 1 (0 points)

    Barry,

      thanks. got through the process until the "mail pdf" opened my IMac "Mail" function. I don't use it and

    connect only through AT&T.  So, this didn't fix my problem...got more ideas??

    thanks,

    troutdood

  • Barry Level 7 (29,997 points)

    Try the same process, but choose Save PDF, then drag the resulting file onto the body of a message in your AT&T mail client.

     

    Or go the previous route, then try dragging the file from the new message in Mail to the AT&T client.

     

    Regards,

    Barry

  • Jeffrey Jones2 Level 6 (8,615 points)

    Anything in an email message that is not text, must be sent as an attachment. That is the way email protocols work. Many modern email programs will process some attachments so the it might not be obvious that is is an attachment. How your correspondents see the attached file will depend on what email programs they are using, and on how those programs handle your file type.

  • troutdood Level 1 (0 points)

    Barry,

      When I try to drag from the Mail to put into at&t, it won't move out of mail. (can't drag it)

    and, when I try save to PDF it just wants to save it to a file?.

     

    Jeffrey,

      That might be... but there has to be a way to create an Ad and send it email. Terrainathome is

    a good example of what I am trying to do.

  • Barry Level 7 (29,997 points)

    "when I try save to PDF it just wants to save it to a file?"

     

    Correct. The difference between "Mail PDF" and "Save PDF" is that the first opens a new Mail message with the file attached. the second saves a file which you may attach to an email message.

     

    "Terrainathome is a good example of what I am trying to do."

     

    Not familiar with Terrainathome, but my guess is that the company is sending an email message containing HTML code that downloads what's essentially a web page into the displayed message. To do that, you'll need a website, software that will produce the necessary HTML code, and recipients with email clients capable of interpreting HTML (which is 'most email clients' these days).

     

    Regards,

    Barry