MS Word attachments don't save with Word doc.

Joel Allen
Joel Allen used Ask the Experts™

I use MS Word to send emails.  I also add attachments and enter info into the subject line.  If I save the file, close, and reopen it, the attachments disappear and subject line becomes the name of the file.  Is there a way to preserve those items?  Maybe it's a setting within Word?  I attached a screen shot so it's clear what I'm talking about.

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Attachments are a function of email and not of a Word .DOC file, so this is expected behavior.

Word kicks off the email MAPI and uses it to send the specified document.  As part of the email -- but not as part of the document -- attachment files can be added to the email.  Those files get MIME-encoded and sent along to the recipient.  But this is a separate process that occurs in the email MAPI, and it does not make them part of the Word document.

An easy way to preserve an email in its entirety is to add yourself to either the CC or the BCC lines.


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