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Word supports to send the active document as an attachment to Outlook, which you can send then with an email. However, the email window opens in a modal state, which means other Outlook windows are blocked as long as the email is being displayed. During that time you cannot look at your calendar, for instance, or copy some data from another email. There's more Outlook features that don't work, for instance, automatically adding your signature to the email created by Word.
This VBA macro for Word bypasses the limitations. Open the VBA editor in Word, add a standard module to the "Normal" project, and paste the code there. You can start the macro from the document by pressing alt+f8.
The macro expects Outlook to be running already. If the Word document is saved yet, the email with the attached document will be created immediately else you'll be asked to save the document first.
Public Sub AttachToEmail() Dim Outlook As Object Dim Mail As Object Dim Att As Object Dim Fullname As String Dim Dlg As Office.FileDialog If ActiveDocument.Saved Then Fullname = ActiveDocument.Fullname Else Set Dlg = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogSaveAs) Dlg.Show If Dlg.SelectedItems.Count Then Fullname = Dlg.SelectedItems(1) ActiveDocument.SaveAs Fullname Else Exit Sub End If End If Set Outlook = GetObject(, "outlook.application") Set Mail = Outlook.CreateItem(0) Set Att = Mail.Attachments.add(Fullname) Mail.Subject = Att.DisplayName Mail.Display End Sub
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