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Mailing Paper or Pixels with Microsoft Word 2013

Sending a document by email

You can share your documents with other Word users in several ways, and one of those ways is to send a copy of a document file by email. If you have an email program on your computer, you can send an open Word 2013 document as an attachment to a message directly from the Backstage view. You can send the document as an editable Word file, a PDF file, or an XPS file.

Send a document as an attachment

  1. Open a document that you want to send to another person.

  2. Click File to display the Backstage view and then click the Share tab.

  3. Click Email.

  4. To send the document as an editable Word file, click Send As Attachment. If you prefer to send a PDF file or an XPS file, instead, click Send As PDF or Send As XPS.

  5. In the email program’s window, type the recipient’s address, the subject, and the body of the message, and then click the Send button.

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