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Hello,
This could be something simple, but I have surfed the internet & tried different ideas but no luck yet
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What the users want is to use the web based gmail through Microsoft Word, and I’m pretty sure this can be done using outlook, but the users have used the web based version of gmail for years & don’t want change. Another simple way to me to do this is download the word file, edit it, & send it as an attachment; users don’t want to do it that way.

The user is on a web page. On the web page there is a link to a Word file, you click on the link and you have 2 options: open w/ Word or download the file.

When you choose word, I have put the email option on the quick access toolbars, but there’s also the save & send option. As far as I know, to make use of the 2 email options in Word outlook would have to be setup; they don’t want that.

I’ve tried the gmail notify plugin, and you have the option when you down load the word file to use notify, but all that happens is the web based gmail comes up but that’s it; no word file to edit & send through word.

It’d seem to me to do this there’d have to be a way in word itself to set web gmail instead of configuring an email client such as outlook or thunderbird; unless there’s some FireFox or Word plugin I haven’t found yet.

This could be possible through the google drive software, but again this would be something different for them.
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I've tried that method, and when you click on the link for the word document, a download comes up to open the document w/ word or gmail notify.

If I choose gmail notify to open the word document, all that happens is the inbox web page of gmail appears, and nothing comes up dealing w/ the word document. Maybe there's an option within notify to change this.
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Well I still had no luck getting web based gmail to work through office 2010, but luckily I was able to show the users what a change it would be for them to start using Outlook, and thankfully for me they decided the change wasn't worth it.
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