Re: Additional Member Manual Suggestions
West Coast Compañeros Staff
On 5/21/20 9:26 AM, Duane wrote:
On Sat, May 16, 2020 at 08:07 AM, Duane wrote:
I publish and securely distribute via PDF a members' directory for our organization that includes members' e-mail addresses that are intentionally "linkified." There is also a section that describes our online activities, with subscription links to our main announcements group and various subgroups. When I first started doing this, I discovered an idiosyncrasy in the way MS Word generates these PDF links. The plus sign (+) in an e-mail address causes the text preceding the plus sign to be omitted. So firstname.lastname@example.org becomes email@example.com.
I figured out a workaround for this problem, which may be of help to Nina and/or Mark, even if they are not using Word for the Help Center documents. There may be analogous functionality in their editor. When an e-mail address contains a plus sign, I enter the address as mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. Since I don't want the text "mailto:" to appear in the PDF, I set the font color for that string to white, which becomes invisible on a white background.
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