How to Email a Microsoft Word Document

By Mark Ritchie

Microsoft Word is a user-friendly word processor used by thousands of people everyday. It has many built-in features allowing people to quickly build and customize their documents. These documents may need to be viewed by other people such as co-workers, teachers, professors, and clients. Before the Internet, documents needed to be saved to a disk and then given to the recipient. Today, we can quickly e-mail the document directly from Microsoft Word to the recipient.

Things You'll Need

  • Microsoft Word
  • Valid e-mail address

Step 1

Run Microsoft Word. Open your saved document or create a new document and save it.

Step 2

Select the Word icon in the upper left corner of the window and option and click the "Send" option. If you are using Microsoft 2003 or earlier version, select the "File" menu option and click on the "Send" option.

Step 3

Click the "E-mail" option. This runs your email application and automatically attaches the document to a composed email.

Step 4

Enter the recipient's e-mail address, subject, and message and then click the "Send" button.