Urgent Help Please

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Maz1953, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. Maz1953

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    iPF Noob

    Jun 7, 2011
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    One of my contacts has asked me to email him in HTML format and I've no idea what it means or how to do it. Can
    anyone please post Janet and John type instructions. Thanks. Maz
  2. giradman

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    iPad Wizard

    Apr 26, 2011
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    Hi Maz1953 - welcome to the forum! :) HTML = HyperText Markup Language which is the language used on the web and in browsers; a file written in this form and saved has the extension of .html or .htm; this is the language being used when responding to posts in forums, such as this one - codes are typically in brackets, i.e. [] depending on what is being portrayed - usually a bracketed command (such as 'url' or 'image') starts off a code and then ends w/ a forward slash and the same symbol (i.e. /url or /image).

    However, I have no idea what your contact wants you to do - e.g. send him a web page (which would be in HTML) or actually write one yourself and then email the file? The latter would require you to know HTML and could be done in a word processor (if you know the commands/codes well) or in a dedicated editor/complier? Please provide some more specific information and I hope my brief explanation helps - good luck! Dave
  3. twerppoet

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    iPad Legend II

    Jan 8, 2011
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    Email formatting comes in three flavors: plain text, RTF (rich text format), and HTML. The Mail app on the iPad will read all three, however emails created in the Mail app are RTF. There is no way to change this.

    You can add HTML to a Mail email by copying and pasting it from another app that can create/edit HTML files. The HTML needs to be in display mode (you see what it's going to look like), not the the raw code (the text with a bunch of extra tags that describe how it should work).

    There are a number of apps out there that will let you create and send HTML emails. The only one I'm familiar with is Blog Docs by Resolvica. It's meant more as a way of creating HTML for blog posts, but it can also create templates for sending HTML emails.

    From the sounds of things you aren't really familiar with HTML, so this app may be a bit overcomplicated for your needs and experience. Perhaps someone else can suggest something simpler.

    I'm not sure why your friend is asking for HTML email. Almost all email apps, on mobile and computers, are capable of reading all three formats. If we knew why, we might be able to offer a better solution.

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