How to Send PDF Files Via Gmail (6 Steps)

By Brendan O'Brien

Send PDF files via Gmail.
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Gmail is a free Web-based email service provided by Google. The service allows you to send attachments such as a PDF to recipients. Keep in mind that you are not allowed to send files that are more than 25 MB.

Step 1

Save the PDF on your desktop since that is the easiest place to find files and folders.

Step 2

Open a browser and log in to your Gmail account.

Step 3

Hit the "Compose Mail" link under the Gmail logo on the left side of the Web page.

Step 4

Click on the "Attach a file" link under the "Subject" field. The link has a paperclip icon next to it.

Step 5

Browse for the PDF that you saved on your desktop in Step 1. Click the "Select" or "Open" button in the lower right corner of the dialog box.

Step 6

Compose your email and click the "Send" button in the left corner of the window.