Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Chapter 9: Using email to share your ideas and documents
Using email to
share your ideas
Equipment needed: Computer (desktop or laptop) running
Microsoft Ofﬁ ce 2010 or Microsoft Ofﬁ ce 2007, a web browser
(such as Internet Explorer) and a connection to the Internet.
Skills needed: Ability to use a computer keyboard and mouse (or
trackball). Understanding of how to use a web browser to visit
websites. Familiarity with the Ofﬁ ce 2010 backstage area and the
Ofﬁ ce button in Ofﬁ ce 2007 (see Chapter 1). Familiarity with using
Windows to ﬁ nd and run programs.
While some of the documents you create using Microsoft Ofﬁ ce will be private,
many are intended for sharing. There’s not much point creating a newsletter that
nobody reads, or designing a poster that doesn’t get posted anywhere.
In this chapter, I’ll show you how you can use email to send your documents to
other people. There is an email program in the Ofﬁ ce Suite, called Outlook, but
it’s only available in the more expensive versions of the Ofﬁ ce suite and so only
tends to be used in the workplace.
I’ll tell you about Windows Live Mail, which is a free email program from
Microsoft. I’ll show you how to set it up and how you can use it to send people your
Ofﬁ ce documents.