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Complex email sent from excel

Posted on 2016-10-18
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Can anyone tell me how to edit this code so I can enter a whole selection of cells throughout the email I wish to send. Currently I can only get the address and title and first line to come up, after that nothing I try will work.


Sub SendEMail()
   

    Dim OutApp As Outlook.Application
    Dim OutMail As Outlook.MailItem
    Dim strbody As String

    Set OutApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
    Set OutMail = OutApp.CreateItem(olMailItem)

   

    On Error Resume Next
    With OutMail
        .To = Cells(ActiveCell.Row, 19)
        .CC = ""
        .BCC = ""
        .Subject = Cells(ActiveCell.Row, 12)
        .Body = Cells(ActiveCell.Row, 9)
       
       
        .Body = "Hi there" & vbNewLine & vbNewLine & _
              "This is line 1" & vbNewLine & _
              "This is line 2" & vbNewLine & _
              "This is line 3" & vbNewLine & _
              "This is line 4"

        'SendUsingAccount is new in Office 2007
        'Change Item(1)to the account number that you want to use
        .SendUsingAccount = OutApp.Session.Accounts.Item(2)
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Question by:Sam Coombes
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by:Norie
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What exactly do you want to appear in the email?
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by:Sam Coombes
ID: 41848728
I need it to say dear -active cell 3, I would like to remind you that active cell 6, that this is due to expire on active cell 4  etc

Thank you
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frankhelk earned 500 total points
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Hmm ... the property .Body is just a simple string, as far as I remember. In your code, when assigning

.Body = "Hi there" & (...)

you overwrite the previous assigned value from the statement

.Body = Cells(ActiveCell.Row, 9)

The second assignment should look like

.Body = .Body & vbcrlf & "Hi there" & (...)

to preserve that. Besides of that, the first assignment should read

.Body = Cells(ActiveCell.Row, 9).Value

because your statement assigns a Range object to a string property ... maybe that the implicit cast will get that right, but it's not good practice to rely on such constructs ... they might backfire later on when some update of VB won't permit that cast anymore or the cast leads to another result.
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by:Sam Coombes
ID: 41852383
That's great thank you but how do I insert lines spaces. So for example

Dear Dr Doctor


Could you please etc
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by:frankhelk
ID: 41853398
That's no problem ... the term vbCrLf (a VB predefined constant) I've mentioned above would add a carriage return / line feed sequence. Add two, and you'll get a blank line in between. Add three, and ... I bet you've got the picture ;-)

P.S.: DON'T use that in header fields ...
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by:Sam Coombes
ID: 41853516
Thank you very much thats great
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by:frankhelk
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You're welcome ... I would be pleased to get the points for that solution ;-)
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