How to Send a Document to an Email Address

by Foye Robinson

You want to share a document with a colleague, but don't want to print it out. To save time and postage, you've decided to email it instead. You can send documents directly from a Word application or your email program. Assuming you have an email program installed and setup on your computer, the steps to attaching a document are straightforward.

Sending Document Directly from Word or WordPerfect

Open the document in Word or WordPerfect by clicking on "File" and "Open." Then double-click on the file to load it.

In Word, click on "File," "Send to" and "Mail Recipient (As Attachment)." In WordPerfect, click on "File," then "Send." You will be directed to your email program.

Enter the recipient's email address in the "To" field, a subject in the "Subject" line and message in the body of your email. Then click "Send."

Sending Document from Outlook Express or Microsoft Outlook

Open your email program. Then click on the "Create Mail" button (in Outlook Express) or "New" button (in Microsoft Outlook).

Enter the recipient's email address into the "To" field, a subject and a message.

Click on "Insert" and "File Attachment" (in Outlook Express) or "Insert" and "File" (in Microsoft Outlook). As a shortcut, click on the paperclip to find the document you want to send.

Double-click on the file to attach it to your email. Then click "Send."

Sending Document from Yahoo! Mail

Log in to your account and click on the "New" button to compose a message.

Fill in the recipient's email address, a subject line and your message.

Click on "Attach Files" (just below the subject line) to attach your document. You will be directed to a second screen. Click on "Browse" and go to the folder where the document is located. Then double-click on the file name.

Press "Attach Files" to complete the attachment. You will be redirected back to your email message. Click "Send" to email the document.

About the Author

Foye Robinson is a freelance writer and Web designer with Precision Web Crafting. She shares her love for family/relationships, fitness and Web design in her writing. Robinson holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Webster University and also writes miscellaneous articles and novels.

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