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Functionality to generate physical letters

My organization is not going to go entirely digital. I need to generate the occasional physical letter. The idea is that in addition to being able to generate ad-hoc emails, I want to be able to generate ad-hoc physical mailings. But they are not really ad-hoc; they correspond to points in my organization's processes that do not map to WildApricot. I want to store templates for these letters in WildApricot; when the need arises, I would like to be able to ask WildApricot to instantiate a template I pick for a member I pick. I can do the printing and phyiscal mailing myself, I am just looking for a bit of automation in producing the formatted text of the letter (using macros to automatically populate the letter with the right information).

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      • Brandon LongleyBrandon Longley commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi there,

        It seems that the functionality of printing email templates still isn't available.

        What I would like to do is similar to how you can reprint invoices and payment receipts, but instead with emails from a contact's email log (membership activation) or email templates.

        I could imagine it would happen like a print preview. I understand that most users will receive email copies however a large majority of them prefer to have a physical copy of proof of membership.

        Is this possible?

      • Evgeny aka Apricot KernelAdminEvgeny aka Apricot Kernel (Product Manager, Wild Apricot) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is probably to be covered with so called "Newsletter templates" feature we're planning to release in 2012 Q2 - see http://forums.wildapricot.com/forums/308920-archive/suggestions/8832034-email-templates-3194 .

        Main part of the change will be ability to use predefined templates when sending email to a member or list of members - including usage of macro.

      • Richard ClaytonRichard Clayton commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, count me in for that too, we have a few members who insist on having mail rather than email.

        Thanks, Richard.

      • MLAElizaMLAEliza commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree completely. Sometimes I have to send physical letters or membership cards and I would LOVE to be able to do that within wild apricot rather than having to export or copy past the member's data to a word processing document.

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