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Attaching Files to Meeting Invitations in Outlook 2011

January 12, 2012 32 comments

I was asked by one of our users today how to attach files to a meeting invitation in Outlook 2011. After some research, here’s how you do it:

1. Set up a new meeting invitation in Outlook 2011.

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2. Once the meeting invite opens up, drag your file you want to attach into the blank gray area to the right of Duration.

Your attachment will then appear in a newly-appearing attachment line below the start and end time for the meeting.


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Interestingly enough, you can’t add files to Outlook 2011 appointments. If you need to add a file attachment to an appointment, click the Invite button in your Appointment window.


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The appointment will then turn into a meeting invite and allow you to attach files. Invite your own email address and hit the Send button to add the event to your calendar.



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