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How Do You Attach a Google Doc to an E-mail? February 14, 2010

Posted by computertrainer in Google Apps.
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This week I held a special class for a new client.  I had held two Excel classes and then was approached to do a special class (I always like to customize a class for a client).  They had a need to introduce their reps, who are always on the road, how to use Google Apps on their new netbooks.  During the class the question came up…  “How do I attach a Google doc to an e-mail?” from the e-mail message.

If you are in the e-mail message and want to attach a Google doc, the sad news is you cannot unless you download the doc to your harddrive and then attach it like you would a Word document.  Short of downloading the doc, the solutions is this:

  1. Click on Documents in the upper left corner of the window (for this client … just above the company logo)
  2. Click in the box in front of the doc you want to send (this puts a check mark in the box)
  3. Click the Share drop-down menu, and select Email as attachment…
  4. Select a file type from the drop-down menu.
  5. Enter an email address.  Add a subject and a message.
  6. Click Send.  People to whom you’re emailing this document will receive the doc as a downloadable attachment in the file format you selected.

I hope this helps you.  As always, please contact me if you need more help.

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