HTML Edit Tool for Email Body
Enable the ability to edit the body of a task (or any) e-mail message better. Editing the table format is almost impossible in the native editing tool.
This idea is currently supported in Nintex Workflow Cloud. As our next generation workflow orchestration platform, we recommend customers to move to NWC. Learn more about NWC and the migration tool here.
Getting Nintex Workflow Cloud on top of 365 Workflow costs how much extra exactly?
Honestly, how difficult is it just to let us have basic HTML format emails, in which we can just place markers for fields content inside bog-standard HTML tags?
Donna Fox commented
So sad this will not be completed in O365 version. MS will not deprecate the 2013 w/f for a while, so the folks who are using Nintex O365 will continue to struggle over the next few years with email formatting.
The Assigned Task Email Body was so wonky/finicky that it would not send Reminder emails--only the initial email would send. My Nintex support guy agreed that something could be wrong in the Email Body which is causing the Reminder emails not to send. I had to re-create the Email Body and then verify that the tags were correct in the html editor. Formatting the Email Body was certainly not reliable or consistent! I wasted a lot of time trying to resolve this issue. It needs to be as reliable as MS Word or you will have very frustrated users!
Bryan R commented
It would be great if there could be a core message defined once for all tabs/notifications of an event) or even a workflow. For example, define a table that could easily be referenced from any event in the entire workflow. Would ensure consistency and help me a lot as sometime I change text near the table and the table goes crazy.
I believe I am experiencing similar issues. Nintex Workflow email with table inside. Looks good until I publish the workflow and use it. then spacing is all off for the table. Each row takes up inches of space in the email versus a single row (1/2 inch?). And after I delete the whole thing and recreate and get it working, I cannot even copy the source (html) code to another tab on the same event (or another event). Because the problem comes back. This is ridiculous! And in looking at the code it appears to collect and log all changes in HTML versus simply interpreting the final display and saving that as html. I hear a lot of these issues but not any answers - especially for someone not wanting to enter HTML code. Any ideas welcome as Nintex workflow tables look great when they work. FYI - In many instances, the same table (content and format) is used in 90% of the email messages in a single workflow. it would be great if I could create a table once and simple refer to it in all my tasks and notifications in that same workflow.
Michael Campbell commented
This email action seems to have a real issue. I try to format the text and no matter what font family or size I select, it just does not apply and I end up with emails with various fonts and sizes. Common Nintex people....get on to this.....!!!
The one thing that eats away at my time needlessly is this - having to reformat, and reformat and reformat emails that will not change font or colour as set in the current designer.
This is expecially true for html tables - which should be the simplest.
Editing this would be simpler if the current editor did not add inline css - which we would always have to change one-by-one in order to update item.
For example - If I have a table, left hand label column Black, right-hand Blue. I'd really like to highlight and format the column in one go; currently I can only do this one cell at a time.
I also cannot copy formatting between different emails. So this process is repeated endlessly.
Warwick W commented
Have to agree Email body capability is greatly reduces compared to anything. Can't even edit a hyperlink as it puts it into a hidden string. No embedding of images, yeah not good.