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Send a Document as a Plain-Text Outlook Email

Use a macro to turn the text of a Word document into the body of an Outlook email.

Sometimes sending a document as an email attachment is overkill, especially if you just want the recipient to review the text of a simple document. And if the recipient is under a particularly restrictive mail server, he may not be able to receive Word document attachments, for fear of a virus.

Now, you can always try to cut and paste the text into the body of an email, but that rarely produces anything better than a giant block of continuous text that can be difficult to read from an email window.

Another option is to save the document as a plain-text .txt file, open up that file in a text editor such as Notepad, add some extra line breaks for readability, then cut and paste that into an email. Yuck.


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