I am copying excel content from Excel to the Outlook Email Body, and unlike many other users my problem is not that cell formatting is messed up, but rather that when copying any of the images from excel, they are pasted into outlook with a white cell behind the image's top left corner.
Attached a sample image with how it looks in Excel and then in Outlook.
I have spent hours trying to solve this including:
- change the format of the image (PNG/JPG/BMP)
- play around with resolution, image compression, move-and-size-with-cells option, etc.
- tried to manually copy the range into the outlook email body VS copying it via a macro which converts the worksheet-range into a html string and generates the email directly from excel
The last option, where I used VBA to generate the email from excel directly, exhibits the exact some problem as a manual copy & paste from excel. The problem only occurs around the area of images and the cells that are touched by the topleft corner of the image, no matter if those cells are regular cells or merged.
This leads me to believe that this is either an issue with my images/object (I replaced all images with shapes and had the same issue, or its bug in MS Office in when it comes to handling the copy & paste process of content with objects.
Would love to hear some opinions of you guys, I am at the end of my wit.
Also, here the function I use for copying the range to outlook.
Option Explicit Private Function RngToEmail(rng As Range, eTo As String, eSubject As String) Dim wbThis As Workbook, wbNew As Workbook Dim tempFileName As String, imgName As String, newPath As String '~~> Do not change "Myimg". This will be used to '~~> identify the images Dim imgPrefix As String: imgPrefix = "Myimg" '~~> This is the temp html file name. '~~> Do not change this as when you publish the '~~> html file, it will create a folder Temp_files '~~> to store the images Dim tmpFile As String: tmpFile = "Temp.Htm" Set wbThis = Workbooks(rng.Parent.Parent.Name) Set wbNew = Workbooks.Add '~~> Copy the relevant range to new workbook rng.Copy wbNew.Worksheets("Sheet1").Range("A:A") newPath = wbThis.Path & "\" tempFileName = newPath & tmpFile '~~> Publish the image With wbNew.PublishObjects.Add(xlSourceRange, _ tempFileName, "Sheet1", rng.Address, xlHtmlStatic, _ imgPrefix, "") .Publish (True) .AutoRepublish = True End With '~~> Close the new file without saving wbNew.Close (False) '~~> Read the html file in a string in one go Dim MyData As String, strData() As String Dim i As Long Open tempFileName For Binary As #1 MyData = Space$(LOF(1)) Get #1, , MyData Close #1 strData() = Split(MyData, vbCrLf) '~~> Loop through the file For i = LBound(strData) To UBound(strData) '~~> Here we will first get the image names If InStr(1, strData(i), "Myimg_", vbTextCompare) And InStr(1, strData(i), ".Png", vbTextCompare) Then '~~> Insert actual path to the images strData(i) = Replace(strData(i), "Temp_files/", newPath & "Temp_files\") End If Next i '~~> Rejoin to get the new html string MyData = Join(strData, vbCrLf) '~~> Create the Email Dim OutApp As Object, OutMail As Object Set OutApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application") Set OutMail = OutApp.CreateItem(0) With OutMail .to = eTo .Subject = eSubject '~~> Set the body .HTMLBody = MyData '~~> Show the email. Change it to `.Send` to send it .Display End With '~~> Delete the temp file name Kill tempFileName End Function Sub Sample() RngToEmail ThisWorkbook.Sheets("FINAL").Range("A:F"), "email@example.com", "Some Subject" End Sub