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Old 04-09-2019, 03:58 AM
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Hi,



I often attach DOCX to e-mail messages using Word and Outlook.


If I create a new message, it is easy: File/Share/Email/Send as attachment.
But if I want to attach it to an existing message, i.e. reply message, it is harder.
Either I save it and then use Attach function from Outlook email, or to be faster:
-I save the message to some Temp folder,

-I click Save As again and in the dialogue box I right click the file and use Copy.

-I switch to Outlook and paste it to Outlook email (reply) message.



What is your fastest option?


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Old 04-09-2019, 05:14 AM
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Save the document.
In Outlook create your reply and attach the document.
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Old 04-09-2019, 05:55 AM
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Thank you, but I know that. It is the standard and slow way. My way (copying file in save as dialog box) is faster.
Does anyone have a faster way? That is the question?


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Old 04-09-2019, 06:38 AM
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I believe the document must be saved to send.
The only quicker way, with a document already saved, would be to have a macro in Outlook that would create the reply and open a dialog for you to search for the document to attach.


That hardly seems worth the effort.
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Go back to Word and use the usual File/Share/Email/Send as attachment. This creates a second email with the document attached. You can then drag that attachment into the email you were already editing/replying to. The second email can then be deleted.

This method doesn't require the document to be saved anywhere on the disk first (other than in the email itself).
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