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Microsoft KB Archive/170890

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WD97: Macro to Send a Word Document as Text or an Attachment

Article ID: 170890

Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007


  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q170890


The SendMail method in Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications opens a message window for sending the active document through a MAPI compliant mail system, such as Microsoft Mail or Microsoft Exchange.

This article describes how to programmatically set whether the document is inserted as text or as an embedded attachment in the mail message.


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The following sample Visual Basic for Applications macro shows how to change the SendMailAttach setting programmatically:

   Sub SetMailAttachOption()
      Application.Options.SendMailAttach = True   'Or False
   End Sub

For more information about sending mail from Word, from the Visual Basic Editor, click the Office Assistant, type SendMail, click Search, and then click to view "SendMail Method."

NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on the Standard toolbar. If the Assistant is not able to answer your query, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

176476 OFF: Office Assistant Not Answering Visual Basic Questions

For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

173707 OFF97: How to Run Sample Code from Knowledge Base Articles


For more information about getting help with Visual Basic for Applications, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

163435 VBA: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications

Additional query words: wordcon vb vba vbe

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