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I've looked around quite a bit and although I've found references on how to add a standard hyperlink via MailMerge, I've been unable to locate information about the correct way to set up a functioning mailto link. (or at least one the behaves as I want it to behave)



I thought that the correct syntax was:

{ HYPERLINK "mailto: «Invite_Email»" }

... but that isn't working correctly.

I'm hoping for a hyperlinked e-mail address in the output file so that viewers will be able to click it and have their e-mail client open automatically.

Any ideas?
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Hi Rob,


What isn't working correctly?
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The same e-mail address (the first in my list) is showing up for every record.

And in the output file, when I click on the link (even though it's incorrect), the TO field in my mail client is blank.
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hi Rob,

You can't have personalised email addresses showing as the hypelink text for each recipient, so you need to:
• insert an ordinary hyperlink into the document, with some standard text, like 'Click Here'; then
• select the field, press Shift-F9 and edit the filed code by deleting everything after 'HYPERLINK' and inserting your mergefield, so that you end up with {HYPERLINK "«Invite_Email»"}.
I'm not sure whether you need the 'mailto:'. You might try the merge without it and see if that works.
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