When you email a Word document directly from Microsoft Word, it is emailed as an attached document. An attached document is a separate file that prompts you to open or save the file to view its contents. With the increase of viruses, you may be asked to include a Word document in the body of your email. Doing so allows readers to view the contents of your document without Microsoft Word.
Using Microsoft Outlook
Click the "New" button in Outlook 2007 to compose a message.
Select the "Insert" tab from the ribbon and choose "Attach File." The "Insert File" dialog box opens.
Select the file you want to add.
Expand "Insert" and the bottom-right section of the dialog box. Then choose "Insert as Text."
Using Other Email Programs
Start Word 2007 and open the Word document you want to send.
Press "Ctrl+A" to select the entire document. Then right-click and select "Copy" from the pop-up list.
Minimize Word and open the email program you want to use.
Compose a new message as you would normally, adding the recipient's name in the "To" field and a subject line.
Place your cursor within the message body of your email. Then select "Edit" and "Paste" from the toolbar or press "Ctrl+V" to paste the document directly into the email.