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bartainer
08-01-2005, 07:52 PM
Hello,

I have a small situation: How do I send a newsletter (via outlook) that was created in DW? Do I preview the file in my browser and then copy and past it in outlook? Also, I have a friend who would like the guts to the file, how do I send him the guts if he does not have DW?

Ron

kate
08-02-2005, 08:01 AM
Why not just create the newsletter then put it on-line then a button to the file, gives them a choice.


:)

bartainer
08-02-2005, 12:34 PM
Client wants html newsletter. You see, I am saving the "preview in browser" to my desktop. Then I cut and pasting it in to Outlook...all is good. However, if I insert the "preview in browser" as a file the photo do not show? All photos are on the server! The photos do have a direct url pointing to the file (src="http://www.example.com/images/me.jpg"). The client cannot see the photos. I'm stumped.

Ron

bartainer
08-02-2005, 12:35 PM
Client wants html newsletter. You see, I am saving the "preview in browser" to my desktop. Then I cut and pasting it in to Outlook...all is good. However, if I insert the "preview in browser" as a file the two photos do not show? All photos are on the server! The photos do have a direct url pointing to the file (src="http://www.example.com/images/me.jpg"). The client cannot see the photos. I'm stumped.

Ron

domedia
08-02-2005, 06:39 PM
Making HTML newsletters can be a serious undertaking. Use Google to find some good tutorials and articles, this might take you a some time to get down, you're not designing for browsers anymore but any medium the user is accessing email (email client/web-based email etc). If time is an issue, I would consider outsourcing the project.

wildeoffice
08-04-2005, 03:15 PM
Just finished this exact project.... B)

Create your newsletter in Dreamweaver, however, make sure that all your graphics are stored on the website and links appropriately applied (i.e. if you have a header graphic make sure you have the http://www.......yadayada ('http://www.......yadayada') applied so that the graphic is pulled from a website vs. sent with the newsletter).

When you have checked and doublechecked that your newsletter is the way you want it to be (I upload it to the website to be sure that all the links work, etc. and that visually it looks just the way I want it to), you are ready to set up the mailing.

For regular Outlook (not Outlook Express) using Windows XP; Save the newsletter in the "stationery" folder of your shared files: c://documents and settings/yourprofile/application data/microsoft/stationery

To send your newsletter: from the "mail" window of Outlook select actions/new mail message using/ then select your newsletter

Always test the newsletter first by sending it to yourself first prior to a mass mailing; this is also a great way to make sure that all your graphics links are working properly. It is also best to remember to add an "unsubscribe" note at the bottom and to note that some hosting companies frown on "spamming" and will shut you down if you do that.

Hope that helps.

Jacki