Sending Articles/Pictures That You See On The Internet To Friends Or Family
Occasionally, when you are 'surfing the Web', you see something of interest
that you would like to share and would like to send it via email to friends
and/or family. There are several ways to accomplish this. If the item of
interest is a picture or other graphic, use one of the following methods:
NOTE: There are keyboard shortcuts instead of using the mouse
to COPY, PASTE, CUT, and PRINT. They are:
COPY -- Hit Ctrl + C to copy highlighted text or graphic
PASTE -- Hit Ctrl + V to paste selected text or graphic
CUT -- Hit Ctrl + X to cut the selected text or graphic
PRINT -- Hit Ctrl + P to print the selected text or graphic
Sending a Picture or Other Graphic File:
Method 1 -- COPY/PASTE:
- You can COPY the graphic and then PASTE it in your email. To do this,
RIGHT CLICK on the graphic and on the menu that opens, select the COPY option.
The graphic is then copied into a section of your computer memory called the
- Go to your email program and proceed to address an email as you normally
would. In the body of the message, place the mouse pointer where you want the
graphic inserted, RIGHT CLICK and select PASTE. The graphic will then be
inserted in your email. Send the email as you normally would.
Method 2 -- SENDING PICTURES AS AN EMAIL ATTACHMENT:
- RIGHT CLICK on the picture (or other graphic) that you want to send, and on the menu that opens,
select SAVE PICTURE AS. A screen will open that will give you a choice as to
where you want your picture to be saved on your computer hard drive. A default folder
or path will probably be shown. WINDOWS® users will have a default folder called,
"My Pictures" located in the, "My Documents" folder on the C:\ drive. You must
remember where your graphic files are downloaded (saved) on your hard drive in
order to retrieve them at a later date. Give the graphic file a name and click on
the SAVE option. The graphic will be saved in the folder "My Pictures" (or
another folder that you select), with the name you assigned to it.
- Go to your email program and address an email as you normally
would. Once your message is written and you are ready to send, select the
ATTACH or ATTACH FILE option. A screen will open giving you the option of
attaching a file to your email message. Again, you must tell the program where the
file is located and what the name of it is. You can use the BROWSE option to
scan through and select the folder where your picture file is located.
- Once you have located the file, highlight (select) it and click OK to
transfer it to your email as an attachment. NOTE: The exact steps may vary
somewhat depending on your email program and your ISP, i.e., JUNO, AOL, MSN,
AT&T, EARTHLINK, GTE, etc.
- Once the file is attached, send the email as you normally would.
Sending Text Messages:
- Place your mouse pointer at the beginning of the text that you want to
send and click once to anchor it there. Using the scroll bar at the right of your screen, scroll down to where
you can see the end of the text that you want to send. Hold down the SHIFT key
and click at the end of the text. The entire text that you want to send should
now be highlighted.
NOTE: You can also place the mouse pointer at the beginning
of the text you want to copy, click and hold the mouse button down, and drag
the mouse pointer down which will highlight the text as you drag. When you
have highlighted the text of interest, release the mouse button.
- RIGHT CLICK anywhere in the highlighted text and select the COPY option.
The highlighted text will now be copied to your clipboard.
- Open your email program, address it as usual, and RIGHT CLICK in the body
of the message that you want to send. Select the PASTE option and the text
that you copied will be inserted into your message.
- Format and send the email as you normally would.
NOTE: You can also use the
highlight/copy/paste method to send just the desired text from emails that are forwarded
to you to eliminate all of the forwarding addressees and possibly eliminate
another source of Spam from the email robots that capture email addresses from
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This Page Updated:July 29, 2002
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