Send and open attachments

Print and save attachments

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To print an attachment, right-click it, and click Quick Print (or Print if the attachment is in the body of the email). Outlook has to open an attachment to print it.

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Open attachments

Save attachments

We sent a Word document as an email attachment, and then opened it in the first video in this course, Send and open attachments.

To print the attachment, right-click it and click Quick Print.

If the attachment is in the body of the email, the option will be Print.

Outlook displays a warning that you should only open attachments from a trustworthy source.

Outlook needs to open an attachment to print it.

Click Open, and the attachment is printed using your default printer, as it is configured on your computer.

If you want to print it differently, open the attachment, and print it from the application used to open it, Word in this example.

When you open an attachment, it is Read-Only. The application used to open the attachment usually says this at the top.

Read-Only means you can read the attachment, but not make changes to it.

If you want to make changes to it, or just be able to open it without running email first, save it to your computer.

Right-click the attachment, click Save As (if you want, you can change where it is saved on your computer and the file name), and click Save.

To open the file you on your computer, click File Explorer on the taskbar, navigate to where you saved the file, and double-click it.

The file is no longer read-only and you can make changes to it. Click Save on the Quick Access Toolbar to save it.

Now you have a pretty good idea about how to send and open attachments. Of course, there’s always more to learn.

So check out the course summary at the end, and best of all, explore Outlook 2013 on your own.

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