Microsoft Office 2010 products integrate really well together. Whether you are copying and pasting between applications, or you are using a feature in one program to improve a document that exists in another, there are a lot of features that can be used in combination with one another. One such feature is the ability to send a document as an attachment from Powerpoint 2010 without needing to open Outlook, create a new message, and locate the Powerpoint presentation to include it as an attachment to the message. You can follow the instructions in this article to learn how to email a presentation made in Powerpoint 2010 as quickly as possible.
Send a Powerpoint 2010 Presentation through Outlook 2010
This article assumes that you have Powerpoint and Outlook 2010 both installed on your computer, and that you have set up Outlook 2010 with your desired email account. If you do not also have Outlook, then you will need to simply include your saved Powerpoint presentation as an attachment in whatever email program you do use.
Step 1: Begin by opening your Powerpoint 2010 presentation in Powerpoint.
Step 2: Check each slide to ensure that the presentation is completed and ready to be viewed by your recipients. Once the presentation has been sent, you will not be able to make changes to the copies that your recipients now have on their computers.
Step 3: Click the File tab at the top-left corner of the window, then click the Save & Send option at the bottom of the column on the left.
Step 4: Click the Send Using E-mail option at the top of the second column.
Step 5: Click the Send as Attachment button at the top of the third column. There are some additional options in this column that you may want to use, such as Send as PDF, but that will convert your Powerpoint presentation to a PDF, which not everyone has the capabilities of editing.
Step 6: Type the addresses of your intended recipients into the To, CC and BCC fields, type a message into the body field at the bottom of the window, then click the Send button.
Powerpoint and Outlook will automatically populate the Subject field of the message with the name of the Powerpoint presentation, but you can feel free to change that if you want to use a different subject line.
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