How do I attach a PDF document, when using Mail Merge in Microsoft Word, to send to Outlook recipients?

I have created a newsletter in Microsoft Word.

I clicked on the Mailings tab, and "selected recipients" from my Outlook contacts.

Normally I would click Finish & Merge, and the emails would be sent immediately.

This time, I want (Outlook or Word) to add a PDF attachment to each recipient's email message (before it is sent).  

How can I do this?

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I don't know the answer but are you intending on sending the same PDF to each recipient or are the PDFs individually different?

Is the PDF a PDF of the newsletter?
eemmpphAuthor Commented:
I want to send the same PDF to all recipients.  It is a PDF of the Newsletter.
If its the same for all recipients then the simplest way is to include it at the end of the newsletter with 'insert, object, text from file' .

If its necessary to have it as a separate attachment then I think you will need VBA:-

Here's the 'official' way to do it:

alternatively the following link is to a package which someone has already created, its from a university and appears to be free but I can't vouch for it:

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eemmpphAuthor Commented:
Though I have not tried the "official solution" it does look pretty straightforward.  Thank you!
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