How to Send a Document via Email in Word 2016

By Dan Gookin

Emailing your Word 2016 document is a snap — as long as you’re using Microsoft Outlook as your email program. If not, you need to save your document as you normally would, and then use your email program (which isn’t Outlook) to create a new message with the document chosen as a file attachment.

If you do use Outlook as your email program, and it’s all set up and actually works, follow these steps in Word to send a document via email:

  1. Save your document one more time.

  2. Click the File tab.

  3. Choose the Share command.

  4. Choose the E-Mail item found under the Share heading.

  5. Click the Send As Attachment button.

    At this point, Outlook takes over, and you compose your email message. When you send the message, your Word document is sent along as well.

Documents saved to your OneDrive cloud storage can be shared with others on the Internet.