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How Do I Send Office Documents In Gmail?

I have Windows 7 64bit – Microsoft Office 10.Whenever I go to Excel or Word and try to send something by email, I get the following message: “There is no email program associated to perform the requested action, please install an email program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Program control panel.”

I use Gmail as my email, and have tried to create an association in default program but to no success, please let me know what I am doing wrong. Thank you.

 It’s not you, it’s Windows. When you try to send a document from Word or Excel, the program looks for an e-mail program like Outlook. Microsoft Office doesn’t know how to connect with a web-based mail client like Gmail.

You could buy a “helper” program like Affixa to help your Windows programs communicate with webmail. However, the easiest solution is to simply save your document on your computer, then open up Gmail and attach the document to the message you wish to send.  


Hope this helps – Cynthia