How do I attach documents in an email?

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how to attach documents.

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This question was answered on October 31, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Normally when you attach documents in most all email programs there is an icon that has one or both of the following: a paper or the word attach You will need to click on this icon If there is a drop list where you need to make a decision between something like: picture, file or contact information you will choose file Then you will be taken to a text box that has a button where you can browse your files This will pop up a box for you to choose your file You will need to know the name of the directory where your document is stored For instance if your document is in your Desktop Folder you will Look in: Desktop Once you have located the folder you will need to locate the name of your file If you have trouble finding it, look at the bottom of the screen and verify the box labeled Files of types: should have All Files ( *.*) so you can see all file extensions Click on the file you want to attach and then click on the Open button You should then click on an “OK” button or word or possibly the word or icon labeled “Attach Files” You may see a button that says “Continue To Message” if so click on it or you may be popped you right back to the email message Add any remaining verbiage to the body of your email and address where you need to email your attachment to be sent and then send your email

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Posted by Kathy of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on October 31, 2005