How to Send Large Word Documents Via Email

A Word document's file size can increase dramatically, from a few kilobytes to several megabytes, depending on the contents. This can pose a problem if you're trying to send a document, but your email client imposes a file-size limit that your email surpasses. Creating a Zip file can compress your Word document and get it under that threshold.

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A Zip folder compresses the information inside it.

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Create a compressed Zip folder. Right-click on your desktop and select "New" and then "Compressed (zipped) folder." Title your folder with a name related to your Word documents.

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Place your large Word documents into the Zip folder. Select the files and drag them into the newly created folder. The folder will automatically compress each of the Word documents.

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Launch your email client.

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Compose a new message. Add the message recipient(s), subject and body text.

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Attach your Zip folder to the message. Click on the "attachment" icon or link, and browse for your Zip folder. Select it.

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Click "Send." Your message will be delivered to your intended recipient(s) with your attached Word files.