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Word 2010/VBA: How to email Word doc as attachment and insert body text?

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How do I use VBA or a Macro to send a new Outlook email from a Word doc that will attach the Word doc as an attachment and then include text in the body of the email?

Word 2010
Outlook 2010

Note: the body of the email will be a standard text like "Please see attached file."

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Question by:CafeTica
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by:Chris Bottomley
ID: 38847218
Easy enough and should be fairly self explanatory:

Sub sendeMail()
Dim olkApp As Object
Dim strSubject As String
Dim strTo As String
Dim strBody As String
Dim strAtt As String

    strSubject = "Whatever!"
    strBody = "Please see attached File"
    strTo = "fred@fred.com"
    If ActiveDocument.FullName = "" Then
        MsgBox "activedocument not saved, exiting"
        Exit Sub
    Else
        If MsgBox("Activedocument NOT saved, Proceed?", vbYesNo, "Error") <> vbYes Then Exit Sub
    End If
    strAtt = ActiveDocument.FullName
    
    Set olkApp = CreateObject("outlook.application")
    With olkApp.createitem(0)
        .to = strTo
        .Subject = strSubject
        .body = strBody
        .attachments.Add strAtt
        '.send
        .Display
    End With
    Set olkApp = Nothing
End Sub

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swap the comment prefix ... ' ... from the display line to the display line to make it send automatically.

Chris
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Chris Bottomley earned 500 total points
ID: 38847254
OOPs missed a bit!

Sub sendeMail()
Dim olkApp As Object
Dim strSubject As String
Dim strTo As String
Dim strBody As String
Dim strAtt As String

    strSubject = "Whatever!"
    strBody = "Please see attached File"
    strTo = "fred@fred.com"
    If ActiveDocument.FullName = "" Then
        MsgBox "activedocument not saved, exiting"
        Exit Sub
    Else
        If ActiveDocument.Saved = False Then
            If MsgBox("Activedocument NOT saved, Proceed?", vbYesNo, "Error") <> vbYes Then Exit Sub
        End If
    End If
    strAtt = ActiveDocument.FullName
    
    Set olkApp = CreateObject("outlook.application")
    With olkApp.createitem(0)
        .to = strTo
        .Subject = strSubject
        .body = strBody
        .attachments.Add strAtt
        '.send
        .Display
    End With
    Set olkApp = Nothing
End Sub

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Chris
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by:CafeTica
ID: 38847305
Yes, easy to follow. Thanks
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