How to save email attachments as documents

Updated February 21, 2017

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.

Open the e-mail that has the attachment.

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

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

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

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

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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