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?
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?)
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.