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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.


  • Step 1: Address and type e-mail Address and type your e-mail.
  • 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.
  • TIP: You may also go to the menu bar and select Insert and then File if you can't find an Attach button.
  • Step 3: Find the file Find the file location using the dialog box that popped up on your screen.
  • Step 4: Select file Select the document file or files and click OK or Insert.
  • Step 5: Continue or send Continue writing your e-mail and click Send to shoot your document into cyberspace.
  • FACT: Companies that send spam containing sexually oriented material must include the warning 'SEXUALLY EXPLICIT' in the subject line or face fines for violations of federal law.

You Will Need

  • E-mail program or provider
  • Saved document file

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