Alphabetizing attachments

Posted on 2007-10-03
Last Modified: 2010-05-19
I have an end user who has been able to select a group of files, then click "send-to an email recipient" and have them show in the same order they are listed in the file folder.  Now, it appears to add the attachments in a random order.  I checked to see if Outlook was ordering them by date, size or application and it doesn't appear to have a pattern.  

The OS is Windows Vista and the application is MS Office 2007 Professional Edition.
Question by:dananorman
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    Accepted Solution

    This may seem a strange suggestion but give it a go...
    When you go to select the attachments, you have them sorted alphabetically already (clicking on the Filename heading to sort), then click on the first item normally - (I presume all the files that you want to e-mail are all together in the one folder), now hold down the shift key while pressing the down-arrow key on the keyboard until they are all highlighted.  now right-click on the FIRST ITEM, then do the send to --> Mail recipient.
    Hey presto!  They're in the right order.
    This also works if you click item #1, then Ctrl-click item #2, etc., then the important bit is that you right-click on the FIRST ITEM.
    I found this out aftre frustrating copies of MP3 tracks which changed order when copied to a USB flash MP3 player.  The same thing applies to your mail attachment sending.

    Best of luck!
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    Expert Comment

    Hi dananorman, have you tried my suggestion?  I tried it again & again, and it always works!

    Author Comment

    The answer to this question shows that it's not always true about being able to right "anywhere" in the highlighted area.  Thank you for answering the question for me.

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