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Sending Word Doc as Attachment through Word and Outlook 2007

by WTwistedM / November 30, 2008 7:46 PM PST

Hi to All

Want to find out something for Word and Outlook 2007. I have both open and what I'm trying to do is to send the document that I already have open as an attachment through Outlook 2007.

The steps I'm taking is creating my document in Word 2007, I save it, then I click the office button to see the menu, go down to "Send" then click on "E-mail".. a New mail message from outlook appears with the document attached, ready to be mailed off. But my question is, while this new mail message is open with the attached doc, I can't seem to go back to outlook. The reason why I need to go back to Outlook is to see who send me a mail requesting the document.

I know that I can close the new mail message, but it was just inconvenient to close it to be able to go back to Outlook.

I tried and tested to see if it does it on all computers, and so far it is..

Any way of disabling this? If, please let me know.

Thanks in Advance

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Is that the correct option?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / December 1, 2008 6:47 AM PST

I don't know because I use neither Word 207 or Outlook 2007.

But is the Office button then Send then Email the right combination?

It seems there should be a "Send to mail recipient" somewhere, and that should allow you to open the Address book or Contacts list to find that email address.

Either that, or does the Outlook window have the Address book icon displayed? If so, you can use that.

If this is an email you have received from a source whose email address is not in your Address book, then Outlook will not know that you are trying to send the docx as an email attachment to this person because that email address has not been stored. So I guess the workaround is to save the email address to the clipboard first, then open Word, compose your document then paste that email address into the Outlook window when you invoke it.


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Sending VIA Word 2007
by WTwistedM / December 2, 2008 1:59 AM PST

Personnally I ont use it like this either, which is why I'm on this forum. But to know, when you go through wod en shoose to send, it opens Outlook 2007 New Mail Message, so it actually sends using Outlook. Only quicker to send a doc as an attachment when you already have the document open.

Then comes the problem, when you do want to send it through Word, it happen that you can't go back to outlook unless you close the mail message first.

For which ever reason, when you need to check something in outlook, you can't. Any way of getting it not to do that?

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