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Miss Behaving
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:49 am Reply with quoteBack to top

My boss is fixated on me producing an HTML e-mail with a fixed-width table which has a red border around it. I have tried (using Lotus Notes) to build this; it worked. But when I send it to anyone else, the border vanishes and the table isn't fixed width - it's spread across the screen.

If anyone has any ideas, it will stop me banghead banghead banghead

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:15 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Use notepad and a browser to test the HTML. If that works, it is Notes that is screwing you up.

Also try an embedded CSS approach as an alternative. e.g.

Code:

<style>
#informationblock {
   background-color: white;
   border-color: #red;
   border-style: solid;
   border-width: 3pt;
   font-size: 12pt;
   padding: 15px 15px 15px 15px;
}
</style>

<div id="informationblock>
<p>blah></p>
</div>


This is a direct cut and paste from one of my CSS websites so doesn't do the width control but that is easy to add in later.

Hope this helps!

PS - using HTML in emails is not the best idea - a lot of email virus scanners will turn off the images to stop image spyware. Tell your boss he is likely to create a worse impression with HTML than with in line text.

PPS - If all else fails, render the image as a JPEG and send that!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 1:35 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Now if you use MS-outlook and have that set to plain text, you can send all you want, but it will never work Wink

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Miss Behaving
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:02 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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PS - using HTML in emails is not the best idea - a lot of email virus scanners will turn off the images to stop image spyware. Tell your boss he is likely to create a worse impression with HTML than with in line text.


I've told him, but he's insistent. (In a week when we get complaints, he'll ask me why I didn't warn him. Mad ) Then again, I'm leaving in a month, so I won't have to put up with this much longer Laughing Laughing Thanks for your help, I shall try it.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 7:09 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Tautology: Boss and idiot Smile

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Miss Behaving
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:38 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Don't waste your time! Knowing my boss, he would take great pleasure in getting the attention. If anyone were to bait him, he'd find some way to spin it as a good thing...

In the great checklist of Types of Boss, I have
#12 Mr. 'LOOK AT ME', closely linked to:
#5 Mr. 'It's All About My Vision'

Which combine to make a heck of a problem when trying to work independently, or when there's a flaw in implementing his Vision (such as not being able to make a red border around an e-mail).

Thankyou for your help, which I tried in Lotus. Lotus didn't like it. What I eventually did was create nested tables - one around the outside, with a border, and the actual content in a table inside that with borders turned off. Worked beautifully Very Happy

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