There are two ways of sending somebody an email with map node images:
Just download the profile of your choice. In the MindPlan application open the export profile management dialog via "File\Export...\Export to other formats...".
Press "Edit profiles" and afterwards "Import..." to choose the downloaded file. You now have imported the export profile into the MindPlan application.
To test it, select some nodes, press Ctrl-E (the shortcut for the export dialog), choose the profile "Send images of map nodes via email" and click "Start directly".
There you've got the email with the two nodes that I selected! Some of the activity nodes are assigned to resources. They were automatically used as mail recipients.
If your interested in how this works and if you are somehow familiar with programming (basically HTML and XML), just edit the new profile in the profile management dialog and take a look.
In short: the export system processes the selected nodes and their descendants. For the top nodes (the selected ones) it stores the image to disk via a branchimage-command and them creates HTML code with img-tags, which is imported into a new mail.
There are several ways to modify the sample code. You could for example add node information (start/due date, duration) or links to the node documents. Or you could implement a filter to not export all the nodes, but only the ones with certain attributes.
Karsten Lehmann | February 18th, 2007 19:53:29 | Comments (0) | Permanent Link