Attached Word documents to email


Is there a way to edit word documents attached to an email, then reply to that same email chain with the changes made with out having to save that document locally to the hard drive, then reply to the email and re-attach the document with the changes that have been made?
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omgangConnect With a Mentor IT ManagerCommented:
The simplest way is to Forward the message instead of reply.
Open the original message then open the Word attachment.  Edit the Word file and make sure to save changes.  Note that when you close the email message (specifically from within Outlook) you will be prompted to save the message (because the attachment changed); you must choose to save the changes to the email messages (or your changes to the Word doc attachment will be discarded).
Now you can simply forward that message and manually enter all the recipient addresses.

All that being said I must confess I am not a fan of doing this (modifying an attachment but not saving to disk).  I've had users who insist upon doing it and sooner or later end up having issues (e.g. edit the doc but don't save the message).
OM Gang
tvh231Author Commented:
that worked.  Thanks.
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