Using Hyperlinks (in Twixl .publications or .articles in InDesign), you can launch the reader's mail client and create a new mail message. This article explains how to use the
mailto: syntax (so you can prefill some fields for your reader) and tackles some difficulties for Android devices.
For more info about other Hyperlinks, see this article: Hyperlinks
1. General Example
Let's say you want to achieve the following result: A clickable hyperlink that will prepare a new email for your reader with some prefilled text.
|Subject:||This is the Subject.|
|Body:||This is the Body.|
The syntax for this example is as follows:
||This is the startpoint, it opens the reader's mail-client with a new empty mail and the To: Field prefilled with the address
||This syntax tells that you want to add an option to this url. In this case you want the CC: Field prefilled with the address
||Option to prefill the BCC: Field.|
||Option to prefill the Subject: Field. Don’t forget to replace each space by
||Option to prefill the Body: Field. Don’t forget to replace each space by
2. Example with a url in the prefilled Body.
Adding a url to the Body can be tricky. If you do this with the standard syntax, it will not work on Android devices.
|Subject:||A Body with a url.|
The correct syntax for this example is as follows:
So, the tricky part is the url. You can't use a standard url like
https://www.twixlmedia.com . You will need to encode that url first. You can encode a url by using one of these free online tools:
The result for
https://www.twixlmedia.com will be
https%3A%2F%2Fwww.twixlmedia.com . It's this encoded url that you need to embed in the syntax of your
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