Need Word V.x Help

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  1. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

    LethalWolfe

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    Is there a way to send a word document as an e-mail? You can do this w/the windows version, but in the Mac version I can only send a doc as an attachment, not as a actual e-mail. Am I missing something or did MS just shaft us?


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  2. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    If I had to guess, I'd imagine that WinWord is using some function that's internal to Windows for sending mail.

    But sending actual Word documents as mail is considered a terrible idea, and you'll find (if you do this for business) that a significant amount of your mail will not make it through corporate firewalls because of the potential for transmitting malicious macros (intentionally or unintentionally).

    If Word lets you send it plain text, on the other hand, then it might be handy. Personally I don't see the value of it.
     
  3. LethalWolfe thread starter macrumors G3

    LethalWolfe

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    Nuts. I figured as much.


    I send the same word form/notification out as an e-mail a dozen times a day and I've never had any not get delivered.


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  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Re: Need Word V.x Help

    Word 5.1 had that function, but I never used it.
     
  5. jesuisme macrumors member

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    Assuming you are using Mail, here's a solution that may work for you:

    Word has the ability to save documents in html format. After saving in html, open the document in your browser, select all, copy, then paste into mail. I haven't tried this for very complex word documents, but it seems to work fine for simple docs with a few images.

    Now, if I could only get rid of these Microsoft products on my Mac... ;)
     
  6. LethalWolfe thread starter macrumors G3

    LethalWolfe

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    I'm not using Mail, but I'll try copy & pasting and see if that works. The doc isn't very complex, but it does contain a hyperlink. Thanx for the suggestion.


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