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How to Use Gmail Email Templates With Attachments

by Tammy Clevenger

Google's free email client, GMail, now includes templates, or "canned responses." Google provides a list of pre-written emails in GMail that, when enabled, may be used instead of typing a response to an email message. You can also create your own canned responses and save them as templates. When using a template, you can attach files to the email as attachments just as you would do if you were not using the template.

Enable Canned Responses in GMail

Step 1

Open a web browser, navigate to gmail.com site and log in with your user ID and password.

Step 2

Click the "Settings" option in the upper right corner of the GMail interface. Click the tab labeled "Labs."

Step 3

Click the "Enable" option next to the "Canned Responses" entry.

Click the "Save Changes" button at the bottom of the page. Templates are now enabled in GMail and a link is added just under the Subject line for email responses.

Use Attachments with GMail Templates

Step 1

Open a web browser and log into your GMail account.

Step 2

Open an email in your Inbox that you will respond to, and click "Reply." A Reply window for the email opens.

Step 3

Click the "Canned Responses" drop-down box and select the response to send. The text fills in within the body of the email.

Click the "Attach A File" option. A file navigation dialog box opens. Navigate to and click on the file to attach. Click "Attach." The file is attached to the email with the template.

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