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sending access doc

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by samantha777, Feb 3, 2005.

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  1. samantha777

    samantha777 Thread Starter

    Jan 20, 2003
    I am trying to send a table from Access so I select the table I go to File, then Send To, then Mail recipient as attachment, then Select Format (Rich Text Format). The new message with the correct attachment appears from outlook express.

    All seems fine but nobody can open the attachment after I send it!!! Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong please?


    Samantha. :(
  2. squidboy


    Dec 29, 2004
    I tried this feature a little bit. For me and my mail client (Thunderbird), it attached the table as text (rtf) but named it a .tmp file.

    If I manipulated the extension of the file or just imported it into Access, I could see it, but not in a very useable format.

    If all you want to do is send folks that data, and, they are comfortable with importing/parsing data into Access or Excel that might work. However, I would suggest you export it into RTF first or just send them the whole database.
  3. ransford


    Mar 16, 2001
    If you are sending a table or query then when it asks you the format choose
    Microsoft excel 97-2003 (*.xls).

    You can send them as *.rtf and when opened in word they should look like a word table.

    The above works fine with either Microsoft Office Outlook or Microsoft Outlook Express, however with Thunderbird I can not get it to work. I can get Thunderbird to send e-mail from Access but not send attachments (well not that make sense)

    Apart from the above problem with Thunderbird,I think as an e-mail cliient it is number ONE. It handle junk much better then either of the Microsoft products. (I also use Firefox)
  4. coachdan32


    Nov 13, 2003
    Send the table to Excel and email the Excel file instead. If they need it to be in Access, they can import the Excel file.
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