How to Attach a Scanned Document to an Email

By Cooper Temple

Updated September 28, 2017

Items you will need

  • Location of the scanned document

  • Email

Due to the affordability of all-in-one printers and personal scanners, it is common for even moderate computer users to scan documents. Email is a quick way to communicate information, such as scanned documents, to friends and associates. This article will explain how to attach a scanned document to an email.

Choose an appropriate folder to save to when you scan the original document. All scanning software provide this option. In the example, the scanned document will be saved to the "demand (used)" folder of the "My Documents" section.

Launch your email application.

Click once on the "Compose Mail" link.

Click once on the "Attach a file" link.

Click once on the scanned document that you want to attach to the email, and the click once on the "Open" button.

Note that the scanned document appears next to the paper clip icon. Repeat Steps 4 through 5 for each attachment.