View Full Version : Form Layout

06-06-2005, 08:29 PM
When send a form to a email is there a way to make it so the form is not shown in the email as one long set of items one after another going from top to bottom .

Would like to have two items on a line I understand how that works BUT how do i keep them seperated apart so they are easy to read

THXS Steve

06-06-2005, 08:36 PM
Unfortunately you can't unless you have control over what font and screen resolution the recipient has, since the only effective way to do it would be to use fixed fonts and buffer spacing to get the columns to line up neatly, otherwise it will just look like one big garbled mess.

The alternative is to send html email, but again if you don't know whether the end recipient is html enabled this can backfire.

Another alternative is to store the information in a database and instead of mailing out all the details, just mail out a link that displays all that set of information on a neatly formatted webpage.

All the options have their own ups and downs unfortunately.

06-06-2005, 08:49 PM
Can you point me to the database idea ?? Maybe a script online I could download ??

THXS Steve