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How do I email from Word 97?


It seems that when I've been working with one program for some time, I have difficulty connecting to the Internet.

Today, I was using Word 97 to develop some text - took quite a while. Wanted to e-mail it for review.But if I click "Send to mail recipient" all else goes fine until the computer tries to connect to the Internet which produces error message about port connection and modem. However, if I copy message, shut down Word, Restart the Computer, I connect to the Internet with no problem, bring up Outlook Express, paste the text into the message and Send - no problem.

What am I doing wrong? Thanks Roger Brady


This question was answered on July 27, 1999. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

See below for using and setting up email for Word 97, please check to see if in the profile name box you have selected Microsoft Outlook Express.

How to Send a Word Document in E-mail

The information in this article applies to:

Microsoft Word 97 for Windows


This article describes how to send a Word document in e-mail using Word 97 running under Windows 95


To send your document directly from Word via e-mail, follow these steps:

1 On the File menu, point to Send To then click Mail Recipient

NOTE: If Send To is not available on the File menu, you must install

Microsoft Outlook or Microsoft Exchange

2 In the Profile Name box, select Microsoft Outlook or MS Exchange

Settings, and then click OK.

3 Type the e-mail name of the recipient on the To line or select the

e-mail name from your Personal Address Book.

4 On the File menu, click Send

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on July 27, 1999