How to scan & email an attachment

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When you have a hard copy of a document that you want to digitise and send as an attachment, you can connect a scanner to your computer and then scan the file onto your hard drive. Once the file is on your computer, it can be attached to an e-mail and sent to whomever you wish.

Skill level:
Moderately Challenging

Things you need

  • Computer
  • Scanner
  • USB cable

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  1. 1

    Install the software that came with the scanner onto your computer.

  2. 2

    Connect the scanner to your computer, using the USB cable. Place the document onto the surface of the scanner.

  3. 3

    Open the scanner software on your computer and use it to scan in the document. Save the scanned file onto your hard drive as a PDF file.

  4. 4

    Open your e-mail client, such Microsoft Outlook or Apple Mail, and compose a new message.

  5. 5

    Enter a recipient, subject and body as you normally would.

  6. 6

    Click on the "Attachment" button and navigate to the location where you saved the scanned file in Step 3. Click "OK" to attach the file.

  7. 7

    Send the email. The recipients will receive the message and the PDF document, which they will be able to open and view on their own computers.

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