I have to send reports to internal staff.
- These reports will be sent via email (Outlook for the most part).
- New reports are sent out daily.
The standard solution would be to send an HTML formatted email. If we had only one or two reports this would not be a problem - but there are a lot of reports, each with a different format. And, as we're using Outlook everything must be in tables and we have to use inline styles. Yukk.
As it happens we are not sending the ENTIRE report in the email. We're only sending the cover page and the users will then click to go to the company intranet and view the complete report there.
One solution that would work (we tested it) would be to take a screenshot (Windows - PRTSC; Snag-It), crop it and then paste that in an email.
So the question is: Is there a software which could be part of the following process:
- System runs batch job
- HTTP request calls file
- Take Screen-shot (jpg); Crop-Screenshot
- Save screen shot
Repeat steps 2-4
- Send emails with images