just copy+paste the markdown text from Obsidian to Outlook, doesn’t work, because you’ll get plain markdown text in outlook.
So I tried to use pandoc to export my note to html, because Outlook understands html.
The problem is, which makes that workflow not handy enough:
with the pandoc-plugin, you just can convert a hole note to html, not just the selected part of a note
when exported to html, there will be a new html-file created, which I have to open, copy the text from and paste it into outlook
=> thats too many steps. It would be nicer to just hit the pandoc-command to export to html and have the html-code in the clipboard, which then you can paste into outlook…
Okay… I tried to describe a possible workflow to write Emails in Obsidian and send them via Outlook… - but maybe there are much better alternatives?
Read the Shortcut Launcher README for instructions on that part. It lets you create Obsidian commands to send the note, selection, or a variety of other things (or a combination of them) to a shortcut. You can make multiple commands. It’s a little complicated to read because of the various options, but that only matters when you’re setting up a new launcher.
In the shortcut you’ll want to use the Make Rich Text From Markdown action and the Send Email action.
Yes, Pandoc would help you get it into basically any format you like! The most obvious option would be what other folks suggested, going the HTML email route.
An option I’ve been considering is just going straight to plain Markdown syntax. It’s easy enough to understand as is, with hashtags and asterisks and so on, and increasingly mainstream software is using or supporting it (Wikipedia, MS Teams, etc.)
But I do really hope for a client in Obsidian! The more I can use it, the better.
A little googling found that apparently JS doesn’t support sockets (I don’t really know what that means), so doesn’t support email. I think there are some workarounds or packages or whatever that can help, but it may require something like Python through a plugin…