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Email an open file from Microsoft Office programs

This is a repeat, but I still encounter staff who are overjoyed to discover that you can email a file directly from Word, Excel, PowerPoint… in fact, any Microsoft Office program.

This is very useful when you have finished working on a  file and wish to email it – a much quicker (and simpler) option that opening a new Outlook message and attaching the file to it.

  1. Ensure you have the file open  (as you will if you are working on it).
  2. Click the Email button on the  Quick Access Toolbar.

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A new email displays, with the file attached to it.

  1. Complete and send the Email message.

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Use Jump Lists to quickly locate your regularly-used files

This tip is brilliant for quick access to files you are working on regularly.

  1. Right-click a program icon in the Taskbar or Start Menu.
    – A list of recently opened files displays.
  2. Click the file you wish to open.
  3. Click the grey pin icon next to a recently opened file to “pin” the file into the list regardless of how many other files are opened.

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  • NOTE: Pinning Folders in the Windows Explorer jump list is a useful way to create shortcuts to Search topics and Folders you access often.

I demonstrate using Jump Lists in this brief Video Tip.

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