Send a Word document as an email attachment in Word 2016

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Microsoft Office 2016 offers the flexibility to share files (Excel documents, Word documents etc.) as attachments to your emails. To share files, you need to configure an e-mail client installed on the operating system. Therefore, by taking a few steps, the mail client will automatically attach the files in a composed email that would be ready to send.

See also: - How to share files via the Mail app in Windows 10


In this article, we will follow some steps on how to send a Word document as an email attachment in Microsoft Word 2016:


Step 1: Search for the word 2016 in the search box on the Windows 10 taskbar.

Step 2:

Click on the "File" tab located in the upper left corner of the Word window.

The "file" tab includes various options such as "Opening", "Saving", "Sharing" and "Printing" of word documents.

If you've linked Microsoft OneDrive to Office 2016, you can also save / edit Office files stored on OneDrive.

Step 3:

Click on the "Share" tab.

Note: Various sharing options are available for users such as “Save to OneDrive location”, “Email”, “Online presentation” and “Post to blog”.

Step 4:

Click on "Email". After clicking on it, many email options will be listed in the right section of the window. Click "Send as Attachment" to send the word file as an email attachment.

Step 5:

If an e-mail client is installed on your system, it will be displayed on the screen.

If you do not have an email client, the Microsoft Outlook 2016 setup wizard will automatically prompt you to set up your email account on the screen.



To start the Outlook 2016 configuration, click on the “Next” button.


Step 6:

Select the "yes" radio button to allow Outlook to connect to an email account.

Click "Next" to continue.

Step 7:

Enter your "name", "e-mail address" and "password" to set up your e-mail account. Click "Next" to complete this installation setup.

Note: If you want to set up a POP or IMAP email account, select the "Manual setup or additional server types" radio button and then click "Next" for the rest of the process.

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