Attaching a Doc to an E-mail


Bobby.e

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Is their a way to attach a document to an e-mail on your iPad? I have Dropbox with several Word docs in there.

Thanks!
The only way I know of is through the dropbox app. You can email a link. In pages you can send it. You can't however from the mail app.
 

Hammie

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This has been my biggest gripe...

If I want to reply to someone's e-mail with an attachment, I have not been able to do it very easily. :(
 

ZBoater

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This has been my biggest gripe...

If I want to reply to someone's e-mail with an attachment, I have not been able to do it very easily. :(
It cannot be done, period. You have to create a new email from within another app. :(

It makes replying to business emails very, very challenging.
 

MR1324

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you can attach pictures by copying from the photo album and pasting them into the email. however, i don't know what you can with office documents.
 

aneftp

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Use Goodreader app.

It's one of the "must have " apps for iPad.

Great. Cheap.

Goodreader can store and manage local folders. You can email pictures word docs PDF files straight from your iPad.
 

ZBoater

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Use Goodreader app.

It's one of the "must have " apps for iPad.

Great. Cheap.

Goodreader can store and manage local folders. You can email pictures word docs PDF files straight from your iPad.
Yes, you can, but you cannot attach one of those files to a REPLY.

The problem is getting an email from someone asking for the file. I can't hit REPLY and attach it. I have to go outside of the mail app to do this. If the email string is important, I lose that. If he CCed 7 people who are also supposed to get the reply, I have to manually transpose the 8 email addresses in the new message.

This is very 90s....
 

Hammie

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It cannot be done, period. You have to create a new email from within another app. :(

It makes replying to business emails very, very challenging.
And that is what I mean by "not very easily." It is a really huge PITA for us business users on the go who are trying to do more with an iPad and less with a laptop. :(
 

Drag'nGT

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I wonder when we'll start a "this should be in iOS6 thread!" Because I have a small list to contribute. ;)
 

ZBoater

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I wonder when we'll start a "this should be in iOS6 thread!" Because I have a small list to contribute. ;)
Here's a thought - every app gets a "folder" somewhere in the storage area that only that app can write to. You then give apps with the ability to "read-only " from any of these folders. So you create a doc with Quickoffice, and when you hit save, it goes into this special folder where any other app can read from there. That way I can add an "attach" function to an email app. Or even open it from another Office app, and if I edit it, I can then only save it to the current app space

Someone a lot smarter than me needs to educate me why this idea is nuts....
 

Drag'nGT

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Here's a thought - every app gets a "folder" somewhere in the storage area that only that app can write to. You then give apps with the ability to "read-only " from any of these folders. So you create a doc with Quickoffice, and when you hit save, it goes into this special folder where any other app can read from there. That way I can add an "attach" function to an email app. Or even open it from another Office app, and if I edit it, I can then only save it to the current app space

Someone a lot smarter than me needs to educate me why this idea is nuts....
I'm flabbergasted that I still can't open Mail, hit new, write what I want and then tap insert image/attachment. It's epicly retarded.

Simply add a "documents" kind of app that holds Word and Pages docs. Then FIX the stupid way mail doesn't have an add attachment option. Let it be able to access my pics and the new 'documents area' on iOS and then... attach it to the stinking email!!!! :mad:
 

troop231

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Here's a thought - every app gets a "folder" somewhere in the storage area that only that app can write to. You then give apps with the ability to "read-only " from any of these folders. So you create a doc with Quickoffice, and when you hit save, it goes into this special folder where any other app can read from there. That way I can add an "attach" function to an email app. Or even open it from another Office app, and if I edit it, I can then only save it to the current app space

Someone a lot smarter than me needs to educate me why this idea is nuts....
It's not nuts at all! Since it would be read-only, this would be a very safe and secure method of apps being able to share docs with each other. It wouldn't be that hard for Apple to implement either.
 

aneftp

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Yes, you can, but you cannot attach one of those files to a REPLY.

The problem is getting an email from someone asking for the file. I can't hit REPLY and attach it. I have to go outside of the mail app to do this. If the email string is important, I lose that. If he CCed 7 people who are also supposed to get the reply, I have to manually transpose the 8 email addresses in the new message.

This is very 90s....
I am the opposite. I hate multiple threaded replied emails. I just start a new email message.

Same goes for mass texts. I just send then link to my twitter posting individually. I don't like cross referencing any users.
 

ZBoater

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I am the opposite. I hate multiple threaded replied emails. I just start a new email message.

Same goes for mass texts. I just send then link to my twitter posting individually. I don't like cross referencing any users.
Its not a matter of liking, its a matter of being in the middle of an email discussion and having to reply to multiple people with an attachment. Starting a new email is not an option, or not a practical one for that matter.
 

Hammie

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I have a feeling this will be solved in iOS 6.

Just look at the Documents in the Cloud feature of Mountain Lion to see what I mean.
I agree that iCloud will be at the center of the resolution. Apps will have the ability to save to iCloud and once ther others apps will be able to use them. It is logical that it will eventually go this way.
 

dukeblue91

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Yes, you can, but you cannot attach one of those files to a REPLY.

The problem is getting an email from someone asking for the file. I can't hit REPLY and attach it. I have to go outside of the mail app to do this. If the email string is important, I lose that. If he CCed 7 people who are also supposed to get the reply, I have to manually transpose the 8 email addresses in the new message.

This is very 90s....
Omg what happend I've been here before please take me back to the future.:D

Sorry ZBoater I just had to.
But I do agree it needs to be made way easier then now.
 

BoxerGT2.5

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This is something Android does perfectly. No idea why people at Apple haven't figured this out yet.
 

macman7002

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You wouldn't think it'd be too hard to add a little 'Attach' button to Mail.app for attaching various documents. But I guess it is. Here is to hoping this feature is in iOS 6.
 

BoxerGT2.5

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You wouldn't think it'd be too hard to add a little 'Attach' button to Mail.app for attaching various documents. But I guess it is. Here is to hoping this feature is in iOS 6.
When they do, it will be "revolutionary"! Like folders, multitasking, and the notification pull down.
 

macman7002

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When they do, it will be "revolutionary"! Like folders, multitasking, and the notification pull down.
It will be groundbreaking, I'm sure of it. Perhaps the "funnest" Mail application ever.

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Like copy and paste. Remember the first iPhone didn't have those...
And the opening of the App Store. I almost forgot that Copy & Paste came into the game late.