Solved

Mac Mail - insert internal link to file instead of file itself

Posted on 2011-02-21
4
285 Views
Last Modified: 2013-09-20
Client has requested that they should have the option of installing the path to a file in Mac Mail instead of the file itself. They have an Apple File Server.

A similar option exists in Outlook.

Can anyone suggest a simple method or Apple tool please. Prefer no third party.
0
Comment
Question by:OxygenITSolutions
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 53

Accepted Solution

by:
strung earned 500 total points
ID: 34951539
In order to use hyperlinks, you first have to make sure the MacMail is set to send mail in Rich Text, not Plain Text:

In Mail, pull down the  "File" menu and then select "Mail Preferences" from the available options. When a menu appears, click the "Composing" tab and make sure you have "Rich text" selected. The "Rich text" option allows you to add hyperlinks to your email in addition to plain text.

To insert the Hyperlink:

While writing an email, click the "Edit" option from the top of the screen and select "Add Hyperlink."

A text box will open asking you to type the URL of the file you want to link. To save typing the URL, simply drag and drop the file you want to link into the text box and the URL will be typed automatically.

0
 
LVL 7

Author Comment

by:OxygenITSolutions
ID: 34955114
This works but does not allow you to proceed if you only drag a file. I don't want a web link.
0
 
LVL 7

Author Comment

by:OxygenITSolutions
ID: 39510506
I ended up engaging a developer who made this for me.
0
 
LVL 7

Author Comment

by:OxygenITSolutions
ID: 39510510
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for OxygenITSolutions's comment #a34955114

for the following reason:

Solution was correct. But not exactly what I was looking for.
0

Featured Post

Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies

Like “For Dummies” books, you can read this in whatever order you choose and learn about mobility and BYOD; and how to put a competitive mobile infrastructure in place. Developed for SMBs and large enterprises alike, you will find helpful use cases, planning, and implementation.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The error "There was an error performing the update" occurred on a Mac OS X client workstation running  Symantec AntiVirus for Mac (http://www.symantec.com/business/products/purchasing.jsp?pcid=pcat_security&pvid=825_1) - the Enterprise product vers…
Do you come here a lot? Are you lazy like me and don't want to go through the "trouble" of having to click your Dock's Safari icon and then having to click your Experts Exchange Favorites bookmark to get here? Well then this article is for you.
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …
As a trusted technology advisor to your customers you are likely getting the daily question of, ‘should I put this in the cloud?’ As customer demands for cloud services increases, companies will see a shift from traditional buying patterns to new…

920 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

14 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now