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Hi - I have been using OF for a month or so now and really liking the features I am figuring out. I trying to understand how the integration with iCal and also Mail works, esp. with Leopard. Anyway - I really just don't get it so I was hoping that someone could post a mini-tutorial and just explain the basics of how OF works & integrates with these applications. If this is already available then I apologize but I hadn't seen it.

Thanks in advance for any help!
 
I'd appreciate this too - esp OF/Mail/MailTags.

I've been using Mail + Act-On (with Cliff's scripts) and can't make heads or tails of the MailTags OF function. It seems to only copy a tiny bit of a message without a hyperlink to open the original email message, so I'm sure I'm doing something wrong!

Jennifer
 
in Mail, i select the text of the message i want to bring into OF, then i select "OmniFocus: send to inbox" in the Services menu... et voilą, a perfect quickentry, with title, link to email, project is prepared to be inserted in OF.
really well working
 
Ah, I see. I thought there was a way to send the entire message while in the InBox, so you have the original subject line.

Jennifer
 
In leopard you can drag a mail item into the note of an action, which creates a link back to the mail item. Almost there!.
 
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In leopard you can drag a mail item into the note of an action, which creates a link back to the mail item. Almost there!.
Thanks for pointing that out. That is very helpful.

"Almost there!" ??? What else are you/we waiting for?
 
Alex, I don't seem to be able to do this. Do you mind expanding little more? Thanks.
 
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Originally Posted by Alex Brown View Post
In leopard you can drag a mail item into the note of an action, which creates a link back to the mail item. Almost there!.
I would also love to know exactly how you do this. I'm trying with Mountain Lion and dragging the mail gives you a nice envelope cursor, dropping it in a note in either OmniFocus or OmniOutliner sometimes works perfectly and sometimes does nothing.

Over in the OmniOutliner forum Yury & Rob have created scripts that can copy a message link to the clipboard:

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Originally Posted by RobTrew View Post
For an RTF version of the link, including the subject of the email, you could write something like:

Code:
tell application "Mail"
	activate
	set lstSeln to selection
	if lstSeln ≠ {} then
		tell item 1 of lstSeln
			set strURL to "message:%3C" & message id & "%3E"
			set strHTML to quoted form of ("<font face=\"helvetica\"><a href=\"" & strURL & "\">" & subject & "</a></font>")
		end tell
		do shell script "echo " & strHTML & "  | textutil -format html -convert rtf -inputencoding UTF-8 -stdin -stdout | pbcopy -Prefer rtf"
	end if
end tell

Last edited by andeye; 2013-01-07 at 09:37 PM.. Reason: I now find dragging sometimes works and have a better script
 
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Originally Posted by Alex Brown View Post
In leopard you can drag a mail item into the note of an action, which creates a link back to the mail item. Almost there!.
This "drag a mail item into the note of an action" served me incredibly well through 10.6.8. I made the jump to Mountain Lion via a shiny new MacBook Pro today. Now I can't get this method to cooperate. I can use the services option to send a clipping to the OF inbox, but that's not going to work for me.

There's a bewildering array of Mail app hurdles and workarounds. I've tried my due diligence searches, but I hope someone can point me to the right solution.

Thanks!
 
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in Mail, i select the text of the message i want to bring into OF, then i select "OmniFocus: send to inbox" in the Services menu... et voilą, a perfect quickentry, with title, link to email, project is prepared to be inserted in OF.
really well working
Krur,
I too have been having success. I am currently running MailTags 2.1.1 and still on 10.4 (I'll let others debug Leopard). Does the new beta of MailTags add functionality?
I've read some things about the current beta (MT) causing problems with previously created keywords - losing those would be a bad thing!

Anyway, can you share what configuration you are using?

Thank you.

Pete
 
 


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