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Send a Link In Email (4 posts)

  • Started 4 months ago by Mark B
  • Latest reply 2 months ago from Jim Matthews
  • Mark B Member

    Is there a quick way in Fetch to create a link to a file located on Fetch and send it via email? I know how to create the link but it is a tedious task and prone to errors if it isn’t typed exactly right. Just thinking there has to be an easier and more automated way.

    Posted 4 months ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi,

    Check out the WebView feature:

    http://fetchsoftworks.com/fetch/help/Contents/Concepts/WebView.html

    http://fetchsoftworks.com/fetch/webview

    Once you set up WebView you can copy links by selecting the item and choosing Copy Web Address from the Edit menu. You could set up an Automator workflow to automatically create a new email message with the link; let me know if you'd like help with that.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 4 months ago #

  • Matthew Member

    Dear Jim,

    I would love help with something very similar! We are constantly creating links for our clients, and what would be ideal is as we upload a file, the Web Address being automatically copied to our clipboard - been searching in Automator but can't find what I'm looking for.

    Or could Web View be automatically launched anytime we upload a file AND the Web URL be copied to our clipboard? Those files are video files and also require our review.

    Last question - instead of an email being automatically launched, would it be possible to automatically paste that URL into a corresponding Messages (the OSX application) chatroom?

    Any guidance you can offer would be great, thanks for your time!

    Edited 2 months ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    You could set up an Automator droplet that uploads files and copies their Web Addresses to the clipboard. The steps are:

    1) In Automator, create a new Application
    2) Add the Upload Files action, and configure it to have the files go where you want them
    3) Add the Generate Fetch Item Report action, check only the "Web URL" checkbox, uncheck the "Include field names" box
    4) Add the Copy to Clipboard action
    5) Save the workflow

    Let me know if you run into any trouble.

    Unfortunately, I don't know of an Automator action for pasting into a Messages chatroom.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 2 months ago #

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