How to Send a Word 2013 Document as the Body of an Email in Outlook 2013

Microsoft Office products, such as Word and Outlook, are often compatible with one another for tasks where their functionality overlaps. For example, you might have to send an email that is going to require a lot of formatting, but you may be uncomfortable doing so in Outlook.

Fortunately, Outlook 2013 has a handy tool that allows you to insert certain types of files directly into the bodies of email messages that you are about to send.

Our guide below will show you how to insert the contents of a Word document as the body of an Outlook email message that you can then send to email recipients.

Inserting a Word Document as Text in an Outlook 2013 Email

The steps in this article are going to insert the contents of a Word document as text into an email. These steps assume that you already have a Word document that you would like to use as the body of your email.

Step 1: Open Outlook 2013.

Step 2: Click the New Email button at the left side of the ribbon.

new outlook email

Step 3: Click inside the body of the new email message, then click the Attach File button.

click attach file button

Step 4: Browse to the Word document that you wish to use as the body of your email, then click it once to select it.

select the word file

Step 5: Click the small down arrow to the right of the Insert button, then click the Insert as Text option.

insert word file as text

You can then go back and add the email addresses and subject for the email before sending it.

If you have an HTML file that you would like to send as an email, then you can read this article – to learn how to use a very similar method to send that file as well.

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