Tame your computer - make an attachment


In her regular series for Cambridge Network members, software training expert Karen Roem offers handy tips to help you 'Tame your computer'. This week she describes how to copy an attachment you've received and attach it to a new mail message (Outook 2007- 2013)...

This week’s tip comes from Keith Balmer (thanks, Keith!) who shared a quick way to copy an attachment from one email and send that same attachment in a new, outgoing mail message.

You can obviously first save the attachment to, say, your desktop and then attach it to the new email. You can also forward the email (CTRL+F, anyone?) and delete all the text (click anywhere in the message area, press CTRL+A and delete, as normal). But why not save yourself some clicks?

Here’s how:
1. Right-click the attachment and select Copy. (You can do this in the Reading Pane or while ‘properly’ reading the message.) If there are multiple attachments and you want to copy all of them, use the Select All option and press CTRL+C.

2. Open a new email message. (Save yourself some clicks and press CTRL+N.)

3. Click anywhere in the message area (not the top area) and paste as normal. (That’s CTRL+V for me.)

Alternatively, you can simply drag the attachments from one email to the other. Just remember, there are many ways to skin a cat… find what works for you!.

PS I'm committed to sharing the best of what I know with others so please don't keep these tips a secret. If you enjoyed today's tip, please forward it to anyone you feel may benefit or reprint it (with full copyright and subscription information) in your newsletters and message boards. Got a tip to share? Submit it by emailing karen@roem.co.uk - if your tip is selected, I'll publish it along with your name; the bragging rights will last a lifetime.

18 February 2014

Karen Roem offers software training and support through her company Roem Ltd.  Contact her by email (Karen@roem.co.uk) or visit her website at http://www.roem.co.uk

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Karen Roem
Microsoft Office-ionado

Roem Ltd – software training and support