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    Outlook 2010- can't copy Word document attachment

    Is there a way to copy a Word document attached to an incoming mail message and paste it into a new mail message?

    Thank you for any help!

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    When I open the attachment in word, you should be able to save the document, then attach the saved document to the new email.
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    Thank you - I was looking for a way to quickly copy an attachment from one email message to another (e.g., right click the attachment, copy; go to the the new message - right click, paste). In other words, is there anyway to accomplish this without first saving the Word document to your computer? Thank you for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EHetherington View Post
    I was looking for a way to quickly copy an attachment from one email message to another (e.g., right click the attachment, copy; go to the the new message - right click, paste).
    That works in Outlook 2003 (paste when the cursor is in the body, not the attachment area). It doesn't work in Outlook 2010?

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    No, we are getting the message that the clipboard does not support this type of document. (I've also tried with a .pdf with no luck.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by EHetherington View Post
    No, we are getting the message that the clipboard does not support this type of document. (I've also tried with a .pdf with no luck.)
    That's a strange error...

    If you click forward, can you successfully copy the attachment from there (and then close that message without sending)?

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    Would it not be easier to foward the email with the attachment to the new recipient?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jscher2000 View Post
    That's a strange error...

    If you click forward, can you successfully copy the attachment from there (and then close that message without sending)?

    No, that doesn't work either...

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