1. In your new Compose window, select the Drive icon.
  2. Click the document in Drive that you want to share.
  3. Depending on your sharing settings, you may have a pop up confirming that you want to share the document chosen.
  4. Once you’ve confirmed your sharing permissions, select Share & Send. Your email and attachment have been sent!

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Daniel Kohtes
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Daniel Kohtes
January 23, 2012 9:29 am

Is it possible to send several documents with one mail?

Gooru
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Gooru
January 23, 2012 2:43 pm

I think the best way to attach multiple Google Docs to an email is going to be using a Collection. Here’s my video on adding Docs to Collections (including add to multiple collections).

Once you have your Docs in your collection and are ready to send, hover over your collection in your collections list on the left hand side of the Docs interface. Click to downward arrow on the right hand side, click share, and then fill in who you would like to share those Docs with. That will generate an email to those people..

Gooru
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Gooru
January 23, 2012 2:44 pm

PS I also replied on Google+ so that my followers could see my response and possibly add other suggestions.

Carlos Macchi
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Carlos Macchi
February 14, 2012 5:09 pm

Yeap, yesterday i was happy because of that simple improvement but today…. IT’S GONE :(at least form me)

Joe Marino
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Joe Marino
February 18, 2012 6:48 pm

did I miss something? this video shows how to share doc with a person not a group like the post title says

Joe Marino
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Joe Marino
February 18, 2012 6:52 pm

never mind – i was confusing google group with gmail contact group

hnk
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hnk
May 8, 2012 2:04 am

Thank you for this.

What I would like to know is how to attach a Google Doc file to a reply in GMail.

Case in point, a friend emailed a set of docs to a couple of us. I opened one in Google Docs for editing. I wanted to email that edited document in the reply. I had to save it to the local computer, then upload it to the reply email via the usual link for adding an attachment. There’s got to be a better way! (Or, should be)

Thanks again!

Brenboer
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Brenboer
June 27, 2012 12:23 pm

I would like to be able to be in GMail and click on the attachment icon and go direct to my google drive

Nancy
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Nancy
June 27, 2012 8:40 pm

If I open a doc and use the email as attachment feature within the doc,
so file>email as attachment; I am able to send the doc, but do not have a record of the sent mail.

Any suggestions on this?

Michael Luchenko
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Michael Luchenko
July 6, 2012 11:32 pm

I want to send it as a email fax, but it puts the address in the cc box, how do I make it go in the to box, so that it will work

DanV
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DanV
July 31, 2012 12:56 am

When sending an attachment from docs Google MANGLES the “From:” line by adding a ridiculous “Google Drive” as part of the name:

“John Smith (Google Drive)”

Can this be controlled? I am using the business version of Google Apps so this “advertisement” is beyond irritating.

My clients ask me what this means all of the time – it is very unprofessional…

Richard
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Richard
October 3, 2012 5:09 pm

I wish to share a document with a few friends but restrict accessibility to them alone. Testing it out on my various email accounts, however, it seems that even if I restrict accessibility in Google Docs, an email recipient can forward the attachment to others without my permission. Can I prevent that from happening? Thanks.

GD Kruger
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GD Kruger
October 8, 2012 6:31 pm

Any update on the function of attaching multiple Google drive files to a gmail without downloading or syncing it to the local drive? I like Google, but this is a huge frustration, I don’t get why it’s even an issue for what is positioned as a cloud-centric application. Thanks.

jo va
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jo va
December 7, 2012 1:17 pm
Hey this great video , have got a full list of all the video you done. so i can just search on one page for keywords of useful topics with the video links. Also is there a way for me get my clients to fill in a form and that to be emailed to me and then saved to my drive and then series of steps done to it like copy text and put it into one new large text file. I am web marketer wanting to automate my stuff like aweber and infusion sequence intiation and list building tools.… Read more »
Jane
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Jane
January 11, 2013 4:27 pm

Is there a way within Google Drive Spreadsheets to “email as attachment” the selected sheet and not the entire workbook?

Dan Gilles
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March 23, 2013 6:00 pm

Any way to cc people on the email from within Google Drive?

rob
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April 29, 2013 6:01 pm

How about haveing Google docs email the entire workbook or set page at a set time/date?

Not fond of the email stating google docs has been updated, click this link. The projest may be only needed once a week but get updated daily.

thanks

Dainne
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Dainne
August 8, 2014 8:11 pm

This for one google doc attachment…how can I send more than one google doc as attachments in one email?

Mark
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Mark
October 13, 2015 1:58 pm

How do I Cc a Google Doc to multiple recipients? Also when I get feedback from them, how do I edit the original document I sent without having to share again? Do I just edit and they’ll see the changes or I share again?

Hari Das
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May 24, 2016 12:00 am

Here is an add-on which does the job. Anyone can send a spreadsheet as an attachment instantly and can also schedule recurring emails. The attachments can be PDF, XLS, XLSX, CSV etc.
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/spreadsheet-mailer/nfefgbkeihioeamkeoeecjdaepfnoole

Hari Das
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May 24, 2016 12:00 am

Here is an add-on which does the job. Anyone can send a spreadsheet as an attachment instantly and can also schedule recurring emails. The attachments can be PDF, XLS, XLSX, CSV etc.
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/spreadsheet-mailer/nfefgbkeihioeamkeoeecjdaepfnoole

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