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I need to do eMail Merge, using a carefully formatted & laid out form. Prior to sending the email out, I test it by sending it to myself via a 'Practice Db in Access.

Unfortunately, I've found the form fills the window, regardless of whether window is full or part of the screen when received, instead of remaining 'confined' to A4 size width. I thought I'd solved this by having the form in a table but it's not working this time, for some reason.

So to (hopefully) clarify, I want the form to keep the layout, contain personalised, merged data (data from Access Db) and be sent in the body of the email, allowing the recipient to then click on 'Reply', type in required details, and return it, duly completed.

I don't know if I've just missed off doing something I've done previously, or if something has changed in the software (ie updates etc) but I just can't get this to work properly.

I do hope someone will be able to help me, please. I'll be very grateful. Many thanks for any help and advice
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If you want to email something an ensure it retains the required formatting, you need to send whatever it is as an attachment. For your purposes, that means either a fillable PDF or Word document (probably with formfields, for maximum portability).
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Thanks for your suggestion, macropod.



I don't actually want to send the form as an attachment, though. I prefer to have the form within the body of the email.


I've managed to 'contain' the form within the body of the email previously, just can't seem to achieve it this time.


I'm hoping someone will be able to let me know how it can be done, please


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See my previous reply. You cannot do it that way.
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Hi again


All I can say is that I have done this before, on several occasions. If something has changed which means I can no longer do this, then so be it.


Until I have worked out how I did it before, I'll just have to resort to snail mail, sadly



Many thanks for your time, tho
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