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Attach open documents to Entourage emails Apps
I just discovered another quick way to add an attachment to an email in Entourage.

If you're working in a document like a text document that you want to email to someone, just click on the icon in the title window of the document, then press the control key. You can now drag the file onto the Entourage icon in the dock and Entourage will open a new email with the file attached. (Or if you have a new email window open already, the file will be attached to that email.)

This works with many apps I've tried including Graphic Converter, Preview, MS Word and I'm sure many others.

[Editor's note: I don't use Entourage, so I can't test this one out...]
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Works for PowerMail also
Authored by: spumoni on Jun 18, '02 03:42:46AM

I tried this tip with the dock icon for PowerMail and it had the same functionality. A new message was created with the file attached.

Something a little different occurred with text documents. When I dragged the title-bar icon of a text document to PowerMail's dock icon, the text was inserted into the body of the new message instead of as an attachment. However, when I had a new message window open and dragged the icon onto the message window, It was added as an attachment. It didn't matter where I dragged it onto the open message window. It was always added as an attachment. I was using Tex-Edit Plus for this.

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Don't need control
Authored by: erikblack on Jun 18, '02 09:33:17AM

This actually doesn't have anything to do with the control key. You just click and hold on the icon in the title bar of an open document and you can drag it pretty much anywhere within the OS X environment. Holding the option key (to copy) or command-option (to make an alias) also work when dragging to a Finder window or a menu, but you have to hit them after the icon has darkened.

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similar in
Authored by: joestalin on Jun 18, '02 02:34:52PM

You can't drag a file to's dock icon to create a message with it as an attachment (which would be nice), but if you have an open file and an open mail message, you can drag the title-bar icon into the message text area--works just like the Finder icon would.

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proxy icon
Authored by: bhines on Jun 19, '02 11:03:37PM
The feature is called the "proxy icon". And it was introduced in Mac OS 8.5.

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