Send a document in an e-mail message

In Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, you can send a file to your contacts right from the application that you're working in. You can send the file as an attachment, in the body of the message, or if the file is located on Windows Live OneDrive or SharePoint, you can send a link to the file.

Note: If you have Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business 2011, the message is created in Outlook. If you have Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Student 2011, the message is created in Apple Mail.

  1. On the File menu, point to Share, and then do one of the following:

To send the document

Do this

As an attachment (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

Click E-mail (as Attachment).

In the body of the message (Word and Excel only)

Click E-mail (as HTML).

Note: This option is only available if you have an account set up in Outlook or Apple Mail.

As a link (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

Click E-mail (as Link).

Note: This option is only available if the document that you are working on is located on Windows Live OneDrive or SharePoint.

  1. Enter the recipient(s), edit the subject line and message body as necessary, and then click Send.

See also

Save a document to SharePoint or OneDrive

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