How to Send an Attachment
Email attachments are the electronic equivalent of using a paperclip to attach something to an old-fashion paper letter. Just about anything can be attached to an email, but there are a few cautions.
After you have scanned and saved your image to the hard drive, (See Scanner Tips), do the following to attach it to your out-going email:
1. Click once on the paperclip icon.
2. Use the down arrow button, or…
3. The Up One Folder icon to locate the folder that your file is in.
7. Click the Insert button.
That's it! Your file is now attached to the email. Finish your mail and send it.
Keep em Small
Some folks, especially if they have one of those free email accounts like Juno or others, are limited to emails that are no larger than about 64K.
1. Left-Click once on the “Properties” choice.
3. Read the file size.
NOTE: Files of the type "jpg" are, generally, the smallest and the best choice for picture attachments. Click Here to look-up a file type.
Many scanners will only “Save” scanned images in their proprietary format. If you send a proprietary formatted file to someone, they most likely won't be able to view it. Your scanner's software will probably allow you to “Export” the file to another format. Generally, you can get to the export choice by clicking on the word "File" at the upper left corner of the scanner program's window, then in the export dialog box select the appropriate file type. (Remember to name the file something that makes sense, and save it, somewhere on the hard drive, where you can find it)
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