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TaskItem.Body in Outlook only returns unformatted text

Posted on 2009-07-08
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I am trying to send data of a task when it is updated to a catch all email address so that we can all stay on top of task updates.
The inspector window etc is all working well, the only problem I have is that when the email is created the line breaks of the notes are not sent out.
It just looks like one big long line of text so it is not easy to discern what is the latest comment.

I can post the whole code for you if needed but this is what I am doing in short:
(The reason it looks a little bit funky is one because I have cut out loads of dimming of names and two because this is a business project with Business Contact Manager, its parent is still Task though so you can just think of it as a task).

Thanks Ed.
Private Sub project_Write(Cancel As Boolean)
Dim projectNotes As String
projectNotes = project.Body
If originalprojectNotes <> projectNotes Then
        originalprojectNotes = projectNotes
        Set mail = Application.CreateItem(olMailItem)
        mail.Subject = "" & project.Subject & " notes have been updated"
        mail.HTMLBody = "<font face='arial' colour='#000080' size='2'><p>" & project.Subject & " has been updated. The current notes are:</p><p> " & projectNotes & "</p>><p><font size = '1'>V. 1 - /4501/</p>"
        mail.To = "edmacey@iptdesign.co.uk"
        mail.Send
        End If

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David Lee earned 500 total points
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Hi, Ed.

Use the Replace function to convert the returns to HTML <br> tags.  Something like this


Private Sub project_Write(Cancel As Boolean)
Dim projectNotes As String
projectNotes = project.Body
If originalprojectNotes <> projectNotes Then
        originalprojectNotes = projectNotes
        Set mail = Application.CreateItem(olMailItem)
        mail.Subject = "" & project.Subject & " notes have been updated"
        mail.HTMLBody = "<font face='arial' colour='#000080' size='2'><p>" & project.Subject & " has been updated. The current notes are:</p><p> " & Replace(projectNotes, vbCrLf, "<br>") & "</p>><p><font size = '1'>V. 1 - /4501/</p>"
        mail.To = "edmacey@iptdesign.co.uk"
        mail.Send
        End If

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by:edmacey
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Once again sir, you are a genius. That has worked fantastically. Thanks Ed.
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by:David Lee
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Thanks and you're welcome.
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by:edmacey
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Sorry I though tmy genius comment was me accepting it, i;m doing far too many things at once. Thanks again. Ed.
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No problem, Ed.
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