How to Save Outlook Email as Word Documents

Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 can help you archive your emails in a number of ways, including allowing you to download and save messages as a file or to create a template for types of messages that you send often. However, in order to save an Outlook email message as a Microsoft Word document -- either .doc or .docx -- you must manually copy the email content and header, if desired, into Word and then save the document.

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Manually cut and paste an email into Word to save it as a .doc or .docx file.

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Open your Outlook and Word programs.

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Open the email you want to copy and save as a Word file in Outlook.

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Open a new Word Document.

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Return to the Outlook email window, click inside the email, and press the “Ctrl” and "A" keys to select the content.

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Press press the “Ctrl” and "C" keys to copy the content.

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Click inside the new Word document and press the “Ctrl” and "V" keys to paste the email content in the Word document.

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Click the Office button on the top left-hand side of the screen and choose “Save As.” Give the document a name and click “Save.”