How to Attach a Document to an E-mail

Don’t copy and paste the text of a document into an e-mail when you can attach the document to the e-mail itself.


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You Will Need

  • E-mail program or provider
  • Saved document file


  1. Step 1

    Address and type e-mail

    Address and type your e-mail.

  2. Step 2

    Click Attach button

    Click the Attach button in the toolbar of your e-mail program. This button is usually indicated by a paper clip or the words Attach File.

  3. You may also go to the menu bar and select Insert and then File if you can't find an Attach button.

  4. Step 3

    Find the file

    Find the file location using the dialog box that popped up on your screen.

  5. Step 4

    Select file

    Select the document file or files and click OK or Insert.

  6. Step 5

    Continue or send

    Continue writing your e-mail and click Send to shoot your document into cyberspace.

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