How to Send a Document to an Email Address


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.

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