Fancy Messages

Types of fancy messages

You can write KOM 2000 messages with pictures, styled text, attachments, etc. This is described below, except writing queries.

Including pictures in messages

Prepare your picture in one of the standard web formats for pictures, usually GIF or JPEG. Write your message up to the place where you want the picture inserted. Push the Preview/Modify  button. Scroll down to:

Push the Browse...  button, and select the file with the image.

Including an attachment

Write your message, Push the Preview/Modify  button. Scroll down to

Push the Browse...  button, and select the file with the attachment.
If you want to add more than one attachment, push the Preview/Modify  button between adding the attachments.

HTML messages

The basis of fancy messages is HTML, the format used for formatting and putting pictures into web pages. Three methods of producing HTML messages:
  1. If you know HTML, you can put HTML tags into the text you write, for example you type "This is <b>very</b> important" which will be shown to recipients as "This is very important".
  2. Use an HTML editor like Frontpage, Golive or Dreamweaver, cut the HTML from the editor and paste it into the message you are writing. Do not include the <HEAD> section and <HEAD>, <BODY> or <FORM> tags into the text you copy and paste.
  3. For adding pictures and attachments, use the features of KOM2000 described above.

Telling KOM that your message is in HTML format

When you write a message, you see the following KOM window:

HTML
Means that KOM will always assume that your text is in HTML format. This means that line breaks in what you type will not become line breaks when read. For example:
This is the first line
This is the second line
Will be shown to readers as
This is the first line This is the second line
If you want line breaks, you have to use <BR> or <P> HTML tags.

Plain Text
KOM will not interpret HTML tags at all. If you type <FONT colour=red> this will be shown to recipients they way you type it.

KOM will also preserve your line breaks in what it shows to readers of your messages.

Smart
KOM will guess whether your text is in HTML or plain text format, by looking for HTML features in what you type.

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