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Seams pretty simplistic and maybe I'm over thinking this but is there a way to attach a word online file to an email?

I've not turned on external sharing and won't for awhile.  Trying to get folks used to O365 UI and the first question I got was how does one attach a file to an email.

 
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If doc is saved online, then it's a simple as clicking the paperclip/attach icon and it should open to where the file is stored


Thats what I thought We don't use 0365 YET so I cannot test  Google showed little for Online Word Doc as attachments so wasn't sure


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"If doc is saved online, then it's a simple as clicking the paperclip/attach icon and it should open to where the file is stored"

The item is in SharePoint online and when it's opened in Word online I see no paperclip icon.

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We're using default O365 settings and SharePoint is where docs are stored online, here's what i see when I start a new email in Outlook Online.

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The classic problem with O365 is that because it is SharePoint, you essentially cannot take a OneDrive for Business Word doc and send it to someone as an attachment.  You have to copy the darned thing to a zip file on ODB and then you can send the zip, as "zip" doesn't mean anything to Sharepoint.  (Basically.)
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This is the big pain in the office 365 suit for me. 
I really like Office 365, and automation behind it.

However, I can't explain to a user why you can't send an email directly from sharepoint or vice versa. I know they are 2 different products but they are sold as one solution. Microsoft leaves gaps open for many 3th party products to jump in and bind the 2.
I dislike google apps (no powershell), but from a functional perspective the integration between their products is much easier for everyday use 

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cronetpro:  Go to one of your SharePoint DL and open a doc so it fires off in Word online.  Then try to send that item as an attachment.  The only option I see is to share it, not attach it.


Mark:  I don't see the use for ODB when you have SharePoint, I don't understand the concept of disregarding a central repository for items (SharePoint) and enabling end user to share the heck out of anything they what with whom ever YIKES MS!!!

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Marketing tells me I can do all of this.
My computers say different.

You need to download the file from share point and then attach.
As Ton mentions others have better integration.
But that I suspect comes from MS buying and trying to mash too many together.

Slack, Google Apps, even Skype (not SfB) truly live in the browser.
A lot of the MS products are trying to straddle both.
Delve seems to be the glue they are trying to join (and by join I mean in the loosest means, as poor/ bad share point permissions kill it) the products together.

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cronetpro:  Go to one of your SharePoint DL and open a doc so it fires off in Word online.  Then try to send that item as an attachment.  The only option I see is to share it, not attach it.


Mark:  I don't see the use for ODB when you have SharePoint, I don't understand the concept of disregarding a central repository for items (SharePoint) and enabling end user to share the heck out of anything they what with whom ever YIKES MS!!!



Ohh... I guess that means that you UNDERSTAND SharePoint, and I truly envy you that. I'm just learning the stuff that I need in order to get my money's worth with O365.  Apologies.
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Mark:  I apologize, I meant no disrespect.  Just venting about MS.  peace.
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MS official response to the question posted @ Office forum.

"We are not able to achieve that. You can download a copy of the file to your computer, then attach the file.

In addition, I would suggest you submit your feedback to our Word Online User Voice. Your providing feedback is the best way to perfect our products and services.

Thanks for your understanding."

I can't be the only one who is looking for this functionality.

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