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Tech Tip for Writers #62: Emailing from Word

Tech Tips for Writers is an (almost) weekly post on overcoming Tech Dread. I’ll cover issues that friends, both real-time and virtual, have shared. Feel free to post a comment about a question you have. I’ll cover it in a future Tip.

Q: How do I email a document (like my WIP or edits) directly to someone rather than opening the email program and attaching it?

A: I was helping a friend. She couldn’t print a document (server problems) so I suggested she email it to herself at home and print it there. She started going online to her Yahoo account and I stopped her.

Click the email tool on the Word toolbar.

She was excited–an epiphany! What fun to share that with her.

A note: There is a limit to file size, so if you’re emailing a long Word document–like a book–it may bounce because it’s too large. Most email servers limit size to about 10 MB. As a point of reference, most of my books are bigger than that. But, Gmail allows up to 20 MB. Even better, if both parties have Gmail, simply share from the Drive.

Questions you want answered? Leave a comment here and I’ll answer.

More Tech Tips for Writers:

Tech Tip for Writers #60: How to Add Shortcuts to the Desktop

Tech Tips for Writers #53: How to Pin Any Program to the Start Menu

Tech Tips for Writers #104: Need a File on Your iPad? Here’s an Easy Way



Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for Examiner.com and TeachHUB, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. In her free time, she is  editor of technology training books for how to integrate technology in education. Currently, she’s editing a techno-thriller that should be out to publishers next summer.

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