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Topic # 228696 17-Jan-2018 21:07
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I'll try and explain this best I can without be confusing.

 

I have a MS Word doc with tables in it. I want to be able to copy and paste the contents of the Doc into the body of an email. When I do this,the formatting of the tables disappear when the email is opened by the recipient. I am at a loss to fix the issue. I can do it fine on a MS Surface Pro.

 

Any ideas?

 

TIA. 


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  Reply # 1941701 17-Jan-2018 21:20
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use the MS Surface Pro




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  Reply # 1941709 17-Jan-2018 21:59
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Batman:

 

use the MS Surface Pro

 

 

That stays on my office desk as a desk top PC and the iPad gets used in the field because of it's LTE capabilities. The stuff I'm trying to send is from the field.


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  Reply # 1941710 17-Jan-2018 22:02
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Why not export the Word doc as a PDF and send it that way?

 

Whenever I deal with any sort of doc that has to be in a particular order, I'll send as a PDF just so I can be sure it's going to arrive in one piece. 

 

People use a whole range of email clients and some are absolute trash, others will support anything you can throw at it, so play safe and you can't go wrong. 


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  Reply # 1941711 17-Jan-2018 22:04
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Use google docs and send from that instead perhaps? Copy and pasting rich content is always hit and miss, moreso when going outside the microsoft apps.





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+1 the PDF option.  Or send the doc as an attachment.  Or take a screenshot of relevant content and paste that into the body of the email.

 

Are you using the iOS Mail app, or a 3rd party app?  Try using Microsoft Outlook for iOS if you're not already.


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  Reply # 1941780 18-Jan-2018 07:20
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if you're going to suggest PDFs and what nots, is it possible to just screenshot the thing and send as jpg?




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  Reply # 1941812 18-Jan-2018 09:07
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gehenna:

+1 the PDF option.  Or send the doc as an attachment.  Or take a screenshot of relevant content and paste that into the body of the email.


Are you using the iOS Mail app, or a 3rd party app?  Try using Microsoft Outlook for iOS if you're not already.


I’m using Outlook 365. The recipient is using the same. They then copy & paste the info into a bigger Word doc. I think an attachment will be best. The recipient ( My boss) will just have to change his work flow.

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  Reply # 1941869 18-Jan-2018 10:10
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Batman:

 

if you're going to suggest PDFs and what nots, is it possible to just screenshot the thing and send as jpg?

 

 

Then the recipient loses the ability to select/copy the text. Plus you'll get JPEG artefacts!


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  Reply # 1941883 18-Jan-2018 10:34
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I’m using Outlook 365. The recipient is using the same. They then copy & paste the info into a bigger Word doc. I think an attachment will be best. The recipient ( My boss) will just have to change his work flow.

 

Right so that's just basically an app that's front ending the Outlook Web App website, so effectively just webmail.  If you want richer functionality then you'll need to install an actual full mail client app that hooks into your mail server in O365.  That way the app will handle richer text and table functionality.   




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  Reply # 1942100 18-Jan-2018 16:57
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3puttssuck:
I’m using Outlook 365. The recipient is using the same. They then copy & paste the info into a bigger Word doc. I think an attachment will be best. The recipient ( My boss) will just have to change his work flow.


Right so that's just basically an app that's front ending the Outlook Web App website, so effectively just webmail.  If you want richer functionality then you'll need to install an actual full mail client app that hooks into your mail server in O365.  That way the app will handle richer text and table functionality.   


Thanks. Any suggestions on which app?

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  Reply # 1942112 18-Jan-2018 18:12
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@3puttssuck get surface LTE :-P





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  Reply # 1942113 18-Jan-2018 18:14
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Thanks. Any suggestions on which app?

 

Yep same one I suggested earlier in the thread: Microsoft Outlook

 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-outlook/id951937596?mt=8 




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  Reply # 1942170 18-Jan-2018 21:05
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3puttssuck:
Thanks. Any suggestions on which app?


Yep same one I suggested earlier in the thread: Microsoft Outlook


https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-outlook/id951937596?mt=8 


Yes, you did. Sorry, my bad. Thanks.

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