Anyway I can add a footnote to an e-mail I write in Mail app?

Discussion in 'Apple' started by nickravo, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. nickravo

    nickravo Guest

    I know this is an odd request and I could probably just draft the
    graph in word, cut and paste it intp the e-mail, and tinker with the
    formatting. But I was wondering if there was a way or an add-on that
    could do this.
     
    nickravo, Feb 4, 2007
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  2. nickravo

    nickravo Guest

    No, I mean an honest to God footnote, as in an academic term paper;
    looks like an exponent, follows a word, has a explanation of the
    footnted item at the end, in agate. Surely, you remember .....
     
    nickravo, Feb 7, 2007
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  3. An email program is not a word processor; it has no footnote
    functionality. Try composing the message in a word processor, saving it
    as RTF, and including it as an attachment to the message.
     
    Michelle Steiner, Feb 7, 2007
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  4. nickravo

    nickravo Guest

    I know. Thought perhaps someone may have developed an add-on or a
    client that does this admittedly arcane task.
     
    nickravo, Feb 8, 2007
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  5. nickravo

    Wes Groleau Guest

    Put the number [1] in brackets instead of a superscript.

    Put the note near the bottom after the same thing.

    Or if you really don't care how many people flame you,
    or discard your messages unread, you can go into preferences,
    turn on HTML, and use superscript tags.

    [1] Or letter


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    Wes Groleau

    Always listen to experts. They'll tell you
    what can't be done and why. Then do it.
    -- Robert A. Heinlein
     
    Wes Groleau, Feb 8, 2007
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  6. nickravo

    Eric Lindsay Guest

    Is this a new option? Current Mail app appears to only have plain text
    and RTF. RTF is not HTML (Command Option U to check the source to see
    what I mean).

    If you really want to send HTML, create your HTML using any tool, open
    it in Safari, and hit Command I to mail the web page (remember to put
    any graphic someplace on the web, and have an absolute URL to graphics).
    Junk email from Apple is in HTML, with graphics on their servers.

    I didn't test whether it copes well with a footnote in HTML. Might be
    interesting.

    I gather Apple may add HTML email in Leopard?
    Letter is good for footnotes. Or attach a PDF.
     
    Eric Lindsay, Feb 10, 2007
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  7. Am I missing something? The following is from a message sent in Mail,
    with RTF option set, and received in Emacs Rmail mode. It says its
    html, and looks like html to me.


    --Apple-Mail-2--464886029
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
    Content-Type: text/html;
    charset=ISO-8859-1

    <HTML><BODY style=3D"word-wrap: break-word; -khtml-nbsp-mode: space; =
    -khtml-line-break: after-white-space; "><FONT class=3D"Apple-style-span" =
    face=3D"Marker Felt">Hi there.=A0 =A0Are you fine?=A0 Or are you =
    thick?</FONT><DIV><FONT class=3D"Apple-style-span" face=3D"Marker =
    Felt"><BR class=3D"khtml-block-placeholder"></FONT></DIV><DIV><FONT =
    class=3D"Apple-style-span" face=3D"Marker Felt">I am fine.=A0 =A0But =
    thick.</FONT><FONT class=3D"Apple-style-span" face=3D"Papyrus">=A0=A0 =A0I=
    am silly, too.=A0 =A0Drat.</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>=

    --Apple-Mail-2--464886029--
     
    William Mitchell, Feb 10, 2007
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  8. Can you explain your distinction? I set it to RTF, wrote a test
    message to myself with an alternate font selected, and the message I
    received was html. What would it mean that it could "compose" HTML mail?
     
    William Mitchell, Feb 10, 2007
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  9. Can you explain your distinction? I set it to RTF, wrote a test
    message to myself with an alternate font selected, and the message I
    received was html. What would it mean that it could "compose" HTML
    mail?[/QUOTE]

    No. When you see Leopard, you'll see the difference.

    Tiger can forward html pages and can convert RTF to HTML on the fly, but
    you cannot compose HTML yourself in an email message with Tiger. (The
    mail application that is part of Tiger, I mean.)
     
    Michelle Steiner, Feb 10, 2007
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  10. nickravo

    Eric Lindsay Guest

    I apologise for not re-checking the Mail app format before posting (In
    my defence, I would not normally use RTF or HTML when sending email).

    I confirm I also now receive nominal RTF mail as HTML:
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
    Content-Type: text/html;
    charset=US-ASCII

    <HTML><BODY style="word-wrap: break-word; -khtml-nbsp-mode: space;
    -khtml-line-break: after-white-space; "><SPAN
    class="Apple-style-span">This is a <B>RTF</B> test. <FONT
    class="Apple-style-span" face="Party LET">Plain </FONT><FONT
    class="Apple-style-span" face="Papyrus">Papyrus </FONT><FONT
    class="Apple-style-span" face="News Gothic
    MT"><I>Italics</I></FONT></SPAN></BODY></HTML>
    --Apple-Mail-1--434135988--

    I have checked this in the past, when people asked how to send HTML. The
    only way of sending HTML (rather than RTF) from Mail in the past was the
    long convoluted kluge via Safari. I am using OS X 10.4.8 and Mail
    Version 2.1 (752/752.2). I have no idea when this behaviour changed.
     
    Eric Lindsay, Feb 10, 2007
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  11. --Apple-Mail-1--428586459
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
    Content-Type: text/html;
    charset=US-ASCII

    <HTML><BODY style=3D"word-wrap: break-word; -khtml-nbsp-mode: space; =
    -khtml-line-break: after-white-space; "><DIV style=3D"margin-top: 0px; =
    margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal =
    normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; min-height: 14px; =
    "><BR></DIV><TABLE cellspacing=3D"0" cellpadding=3D"0" =
    style=3D"border-collapse: collapse"><TBODY><TR><TD valign=3D"middle" =
    style=3D"border-style: solid; border-width: 1.0px 1.0px 1.0px 1.0px; =
    border-color: #bfbfbf #bfbfbf #bfbfbf #bfbfbf; padding: 0.0px 5.0px =
    0.0px 5.0px"><DIV style=3D"margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; =
    margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; "><SPAN class=3D"Apple-style-span" =
    style=3D"border-collapse: collapse;">square 1</SPAN></DIV></TD><TD =
    valign=3D"middle" style=3D"border-style: solid; border-width: 1.0px =
    1.0px 1.0px 1.0px; border-color: #bfbfbf #bfbfbf #bfbfbf #bfbfbf; =
    padding: 0.0px 5.0px 0.0px 5.0px"><DIV style=3D"margin-top: 0px; =
    margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; "><SPAN =
    class=3D"Apple-style-span" style=3D"border-collapse: collapse;">square =
    2</SPAN></DIV></TD><TD valign=3D"middle" style=3D"border-style: solid; =
    border-width: 1.0px 1.0px 1.0px 1.0px; border-color: #bfbfbf #bfbfbf =
    #bfbfbf #bfbfbf; padding: 0.0px 5.0px 0.0px 5.0px"><DIV =
    style=3D"margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; =
    margin-left: 0px; "><SPAN class=3D"Apple-style-span" =
    style=3D"border-collapse: collapse;">square =
    3</SPAN></DIV></TD></TR><TR><TD valign=3D"middle" style=3D"border-style: =
    solid; border-width: 1.0px 1.0px 1.0px 1.0px; border-color: #bfbfbf =
    #bfbfbf #bfbfbf #bfbfbf; padding: 0.0px 5.0px 0.0px 5.0px"><DIV =
    style=3D"margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; =
    margin-left: 0px; "><SPAN class=3D"Apple-style-span" =
    style=3D"border-collapse: collapse;">square 1, 2nd =
    row</SPAN></DIV></TD><TD valign=3D"middle" style=3D"border-style: solid; =
    border-width: 1.0px 1.0px 1.0px 1.0px; border-color: #bfbfbf #bfbfbf =
    #bfbfbf #bfbfbf; padding: 0.0px 5.0px 0.0px 5.0px"><DIV =
    style=3D"margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; =
    margin-left: 0px; "><SPAN class=3D"Apple-style-span" =
    style=3D"border-collapse: collapse;">square 2, second =
    row</SPAN></DIV></TD><TD valign=3D"middle" style=3D"border-style: solid; =
    border-width: 1.0px 1.0px 1.0px 1.0px; border-color: #bfbfbf #bfbfbf =
    #bfbfbf #bfbfbf; padding: 0.0px 5.0px 0.0px 5.0px"><DIV =
    style=3D"margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; =
    margin-left: 0px; "><SPAN class=3D"Apple-style-span" =
    style=3D"border-collapse: collapse;">square 3, second =
    ro2</SPAN></DIV></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><DIV style=3D"margin-top: 0px; =
    margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal =
    normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; min-height: 14px; "><BR></DIV><DIV =
    style=3D"margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; =
    margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; =
    min-height: 14px; "><BR =
    class=3D"khtml-block-placeholder"></DIV></BODY></HTML>=

    --Apple-Mail-1--428586459--
     
    William Mitchell, Feb 11, 2007
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  12. --Apple-Mail-1--428586459
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
    Content-Type: text/html;
    charset=US-ASCII[/QUOTE]

    Email that to me.
     
    Michelle Steiner, Feb 11, 2007
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  13. nickravo

    Wes Groleau Guest

    Sorry. Since I detest HTML e-mail, I was not very familiar
    with how to enable it.
     
    Wes Groleau, Feb 11, 2007
    #13
  14. He mailed me a message with that code in the raw source, and it
    displayed in my mailer as a table.

    However, when I copied the source from the newsgroup and pasted into a
    message mailed to myself, I received only the source HTML in the body of
    the message.
     
    Michelle Steiner, Feb 11, 2007
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  15. He didn't compose it in Mail, unless he typed it in as raw text.[/QUOTE]

    I wasn't saying that he composed it in Mail; in fact, my copying and
    pasting it into Mail proves that he didn't.
     
    Michelle Steiner, Feb 11, 2007
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