Want to create email reply with >'s

Want to create email reply with >'s

Postby ...Ed » 03.18.13 3:20 pm

Hi, I'm using the latest Outlook, and for some reason Microsoft has taken away the ability to "quote level" chunks of text in replies. What I want is to create quotes like this, where the line ends are soft returns (i.e. not full paragraphs).
> Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing
> elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et
> dolore magna aliqua.
> Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation
> ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo
> consequat.
Can I do this with Automator using Text Automator Action Packs? If so, how?
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Re: Want to create email reply with >'s

Postby Automated Workflows, LLC » 03.18.13 10:41 pm

Hi Ed,

Well, the actions in the pack can be used to add a > prefix to text. But, this would be at the paragraph level, not the line level. I'm afraid I don't have an action that splits lines at a certain length. That said, I could probably either put together an Automator workflow for you that does this with the help of a little AppleScript, or just write an AppleScript to do the entire job. Why don't you email me off-forum at ben at automatedworkflows dot com, and I will try to help you out.


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