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Can you send email form Word 2013 and see them in the sent folder in Outlook?

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  1. Zarrat

    Zarrat Thread Starter

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    Hi all, I don't have Office 2013 yet but I am intending to upgrade a computer to Windows 8.1 Office 2013. One of the primary uses of this computer will be email and currently the fastest way to do things is to send email directly from Word. I have looked it up on the net and found a website that says that you can do this with Office 2013:


    http://www.howtogeek.com/172420/how-to-send-a-word-document-as-the-body-of-an-email-message/


    The only problem is that right at the end it also says:


    “Note that there’s no real record of your sent email except as a Word document. If you want to keep a copy of the message for yourself in your email program (Outlook, Thunderbird, etc.), select Bcc from the Options drop-down menu (the same menu where you selected to add the From field) and enter your email address in the Bcc field.”


    Unfortunately as these will be important emails I really need to know if they have been sent, without having to just trust the user to remember to save or Bcc it. So my question is: Is there a sure way to have email come up in the sent folder in Outlook when sent from Word 2013? If not I may not get Office 2013.


    Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. JoelLevy

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    When sending an email from within Word2007 a copy is saved to the sent items in outlook. I don't think this has changed in office 2013.
     
  3. Zarrat

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    Hi JoelLevy, Thanks for your answer. So you're saying that the website I quoted may be wrong? Is there anyone here that uses Office 2013 that can comment?
     
  4. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    The article that you link to refers to sending the Word document "in the body of the email" as opposed to as an attachment. Is this what you really wish to do? I believe in that scenario then a copy wouldn't be saved in Sent Items as they say there as it's a tweak that Office 2013 isn't designed for.

    I know you wanted someone who has 2013 to reply and I have 2010 but I have the Microsoft Inside Out book on Office 2013. I looked through the pertinent sections and they don't mention anything about it being saved in the Sent Items or not.

    I did a test with my 2010 by opening a test word document and then clicking on "Save and Send" then selecting "Send Using E-mail" followed by "Send as Attachment" and sent it to myself and it did keep a copy in the Sent Items folder. I have no reason to believe that 2013 would not behave the same way. However, why not install a trial version if you want to be sure? Then it would be easy to do the testing yourself. :)
     
  5. JoelLevy

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    In Word2007 even when sending in the body it saves to sent items, tweak or no tweak.
     
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    Good to know. I didn't test that method. But I wouldn't sent a document that way as you'd lose a lot of formatting and it couldn't be protected.
     
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    Just to be sure, you tested the said tweak?
     
  8. Zarrat

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    Hi, thanks for your answers.

    We do usually send the Word documents in the body of the email. They are simple documents that are unlikely to suffer from formatting issues. Perhaps I will try the trial but as I haven't bought the new computer yet I'd have to install it on a different computer and that would be awkward.

    I'm not sure what this tweak is that you mention? Is it a specific tweak for sending Word Doc's in the body of an email only in Office 2013? And it will only stop it saving in this version? Or is it a general tweak for multiple versions of Office?
     
  9. Cookiegal

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    The tweak I referred to is the one you posted in your first post (the link).

    What version of Office are you currently using to send Word documents in the body of your emails and are they being saved in the Sent Items folder?
     
  10. Zarrat

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    I'm not near that computer at the moment but it's very old. I'll have to check next time I'm there but it saves to the sent folder without any problems.
     
  11. Cookiegal

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    Well if it does in an older version of Office then I don't see why it wouldn't in a newer version.

    I'd like to know the procedure so I can test it. I can only see how to send a Word document as an attachment.
     
  12. Zarrat

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    Well I'm not at that computer at the moment so I'm not sure of the exact procedure but as far as I can remember it's something like this:

    There is no ribbon so: File>Send Document as>

    Then there are options something like: Send as attachment, and then another similar option.

    Choose the other option. Enter email address etc and press "Send a copy" And the document gets sent in the body of the email and saved in the sent folder.

    Sorry to be vague but I can't be more exact till I get to the computer.

    I assumed that the option would still be there in the 2013 version but it was only when I read that website that I became uncertain. Sometimes old features are slowly swept away as newer versions come in.
     
  13. Cookiegal

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    Thanks.
     
  14. Zarrat

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    I got the chance to look at the computer. It has office 2003. When sending an email from Word we normally use: Send to > Mail recipient. Enter email address and press "Send a copy". This sends the word document in the body of the email
     
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    So this is done when the document is not open and from the right-click menu options, correct?

    When doing that with Office 2010 it sends it as an attachment and there is no option to send it in the body of the email.
     
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