How can I e-mail an item list to a friend?

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Last Updated: June 01, 2012
Keywords: email, e-mail, friend, print

You can export to HTML format and attach the resulting file to an e-mail. The HTML listing can be read in any browser or e-mail program.

You can send the entire database or search for items first. You can choose which database columns to include and in what order.

Select File->Export to create the HTML file.

If this is a one off e-mail you can make the column selections in the export wizard itself. If you plan on sending a listing regularly you can create a table view to define which columns to include and in what order.

 



In Readerware you can create any number of table views each with a different set of columns.

What you need to do is decide which columns you want to send and create a new table view containing just those columns. Try this.

  • Select the Preferences menu item, Views tab.
  • Select the Default Table view in the left column.
  • Click on the Copy button, you will be prompted for a new name, enter say E-Mail.
  • Your new view will appear in the left column, select it.
  • Keep it simple to start with, let's just include Title, Author and ISBN. In the right column double click on the column names so that these three columns have a green check mark next to them, the rest have a red X. Double clicking on the column name toggles between the two. If you want to change the order of the columns, use the arrow buttons to move a column up or down in the list.
  • Click OK.
  • Select your new view from the view drop down list on the right of the toolbar.
  • Click on the Browse toolbar button to display your database or search for the items you want to send.
  • Only these three columns will display, size the columns if needed.
  • Select File->Export.

You create the view once then to send a new e-mail you would first select the view and then File->Export to create the file.

The ability to create any number of views, each with different columns in any order is a powerful feature in Readerware.

Views are used for a lot of different purposes. In addition to exporting data, you can use views to define reports as well. If you need to create a printed listing of selected columns, define the view and print.

You can also create views to help you edit and organize your data. Say you want to price your books, you can create a "Pricing View" containing just relevant columns. Maybe title, author, format, condition and price.

There are a lot of reasons to define views in Readerware.