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How do I change font within email generated by vba?

Posted on 2011-09-12
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Dim objOL As Object
Dim objMail As Object
Set objOL = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
Set objMail = objOL.CreateItem(olMailItem)

strBody = "Attached, please find a copy of the " &  NameofCompanyBolded & _
" letter for your review, and an electronic version of the Questionnaire.  A paper copy of these documents is also being sent to you." & vbCrLf & vbCrLf & _
"Please let me know if you have any questions."

objMail.To = strTo
objMail.CC = strCC
objMail.BCC = strBcc
objMail.Subject = strSubject
 
'Display Email
objMail.Display

objMail.body = strBody & objMail.body & vbCrLf & AfterSignatureCCs

I closed this question prematurely without the following question having been answered.

Questions:
1)  How do I set the font of the email text to Calibri 11 pt.?
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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HTML like this:
<p style="font-size:7pt; font-family:calibri;">This is Calibri Text 7 point</p>

Will produce what you are asking for: Calibri font at 7 points
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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So to do a complete block of text with line breaks, <br>, would start out like this:

<p style="font-size:7pt; font-family:calibri;">This is Calibri Text 7 point on line 1<br>This is Calibri Text 7 point on line 2</p>
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by:newbie46
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boaq2000,
Where does the  <p style .... go? Is it added as seen below?

objMail.HTMLbody = <p style="font-size:7pt; font-family:calibri;">This is Calibri Text 7 point</p> & 
strBody & objMail.body & "<br>" & AfterSignatureCCs
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Jeffrey Coachman earned 250 total points
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My presumption here was that if you needed this level of text control that you understood how HTML is used in conjunction with "escape characters" to be encapsulated in a VBA string...

Again, this is why Nick recommended not trying to micromanage this....
...again, Too much trouble, and possibly not worth the effort unless you need something really basic.

In any event,
...The entire HTML block is a string and must be enclosed in double quotes.  This means that the quotes inside the HTML must be "escaped" with single quotes.
For example, this works fine for me.
             objMail.htmlBody = "<p style='font-size:7pt; font-family:calibri;'>This is Calibri Text 7 point on line 1<br>This is Calibri Text 7 point on line 2</p>"

(bear in mind that not all HTML will follow this pattern, so again you will have to understand how to build HTML inside VBA if you need to go further than this.)

;-)

JeffCoachman
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by:Nick67
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As Jeff has pointed out, the HTMLBody must be a single VBA String
It must contain ALL the properly formatted HTML you want in the body of the email message
As mega-quotes and  & _ are not my thing, I  would attack it like this

Dim myBody as string
myBody = "<p style='font-size:7pt; font-family:calibri;'>"
myBody = myBody & "This is Calibri Text 7 point on line 1<br>"
myBody = myBody & "This is Calibri Text 7 point on line 2</p>"
myBody = myBody & "<br><br>"

myBody = myBody & "<p style='font-size:11pt; font-family:Times New Roman;'>"
myBody = myBody & "Now I have switched to 11 point Times New Roman<br>"
myBody = myBody & "To do what you want you must know how to create HTML<br>"

objMail.HTMLbody = mybody

Attached is a little htm file that you can play with


testHTML.htm
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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Yes, use Nicks syntax.

My post was just and example of a short string...
;-)
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