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For a Microsoft Word 2000 version of this article, see 212332
For a Microsoft Word 97 version of this article, see 140735
This article describes how to send a document as an email message directly from Microsoft Word.
In Microsoft Word 2010 and in Microsoft Office Word 2007, you use the Send to Mail Recipient feature to do this. In Microsoft Office Word 2003 and in Word 2002 as part of Microsoft Office XP, you use the Mail Recipient feature to do this.
How to send a Word document as an email message directly from WordIn Word 2010 and in Word 2007, the Send to Mail Recipient feature is not available in the Ribbon. To use this feature, you must add this command to the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT). To do this, follow these steps.
Word 2003 and Word 2002To send a document directly from Word 2003 or from Word 2002 as an email message, follow these steps:
Note In Word 2010 and in Word 2007, if you click Send to Mail Recipient by mistake and want to cancel the action, click Send to Mail Recipient again. In Word 2003 and in Word 2002, if you click Send a Copy by mistake and want to cancel the action, click Send a Copy again.
How to troubleshoot MAPI errorsIf you receive MAPI errors when you send email messages from Word by using Outlook, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/291152/ )You receive a "Word couldn't send mail because of MAPI failure" error message when you try to send a Word document as an email attachment in Word 2002
293431If you have Outlook Express installed as your default email program but are missing one or both of the Send To commands in Word, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/293431/ )You receive an unspecified MAPI error message when you send an attachment from Word
290797For more information about the differences between Outlook and Outlook Express, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290797/ )File, Send To, Mail Recipient, or Mail Recipient (as Attachment) missing in Outlook Express
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/257824/ )Differences between Outlook and Outlook Express
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