How to save email attachments as documents

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How to save email attachments as documents
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E-mail is one of the fastest, most convenient ways to send a document from one person to another. This works to send a family photo to a friend, or send a business document to a co-worker. No matter what you send or receive, any e-mail attachment can be saved onto your computer as a document. This allows you to print, edit, and work with the document in further detail.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Open the e-mail that has the attachment.

  2. 2

    Click on the "Download" option next to the attachment. A grey box will pop up at this point.

  3. 3

    Click "Save" instead of "Open." This will allow you to save the document to your computer or other storage device.

  4. 4

    Select the location or folder on your computer where you wish to save the file.

  5. 5

    Type the document name you want the file to be saved as in the "File Name" box.

  6. 6

    Select "Save," and your document will now be saved to the location you specified. From here, you can open the file directly from your computer to use as needed.

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