M'soft Word Processor- can't email?

  buel 09:52 16 May 2013

Hi, My friend has Windows 7 and is using Microsoft Word Processor to type his essay. When he tries to email it using the envelope icon he gets an error message. Is this because it is automatically trying to use Outlook Express, which he hasn'r got?

  northumbria61 10:41 16 May 2013

You should find a solution here enter link description here

  buel 10:51 16 May 2013

Thank you. It would seem that saving the document as a PDF is the way to go. Please can someone confirm that W7 has the facility to do this? (i believe that with earlier os's you need additional software to do this?)

  northumbria61 10:53 16 May 2013

buel - it appears that PDF is the best way to go enter link description here

  buel 11:56 16 May 2013

Thanks for that. However, he does not have outlook express so my question is can he save his doc in Word Processor as a PDF or does he need additional software?

  Woolwell 11:58 16 May 2013

It is not because he has not got Outlook Express. However he may not have a default email client, eg Windows Live Mail, installed. Does your friend use webmail only? In which case you need to save the document and attach it.

pdf creation is part of later versions of Word (not related to whether it is XP, Vista, W7 or W8). The advantage of attaching as a pdf files is that you can be fairly sure that the recipient can open it but if you want to send a document that can be edited then it is best to a send a doc attachment (note doc not docx). Doc is the format for earlier versions eg 2003 and can be created when saving.

  buel 12:48 16 May 2013

Thank you. Just save it as xxxx.doc then?

  Woolwell 13:00 16 May 2013

Yes - then attach it. But you haven't answered about email client or webmail.

  buel 13:32 16 May 2013

Apologies. He uses webmail- Yahoo. The reason i asked is that i read that there are often problems attaching Word Processor docs to emails?

  Woolwell 13:51 16 May 2013

As he uses webmail we now know why it doesn't work directly from within Word ie it doesn't work unless there is a default email client.

There shouldn't be a major problem attaching a word doc.

  buel 15:11 16 May 2013

Thank you. So a 'Word Processor' doc is the same as a Word document?

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