I have created a flyer with images in Word 2016 that I would like to copy and paste into a gmail - not as an attachment. I have tried it two ways - just copying/pasting the word doc and also converting the word doc to a web page but the images do not appear. Why is this so difficult to do. Can someone give me a step by step instruction on how to do this simple task, please.

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    Why would you want to copy a Word file (with images) to an email? Add it as an attachment and your problem is gone.
    – Tiago Caldeira
    May 28, 2018 at 15:25
  • Not Sure, Maybe, this can help you with.
    – C0deDaedalus
    May 28, 2018 at 15:33
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    I know that is the simple way but I am dealing with a large group of people - a lot of whom are computer illiterate and I want to make sure they see the message. I will attach it also but I want it to be part of the email as well.
    – Debra H Babashak
    May 28, 2018 at 17:55
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    There are very good usability reasons why you should be the content into your message, not into an attachment. Most people don't open attachments. May 28, 2018 at 22:05

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Try uploading the Word doc to Google drive, and then editing it there so it turns into a Docs file.

Then copy and paste from that.

(In general, copy and paste from Microsoft products to browser-based products doesn't work so well: Microsoft has all sorts of special characters in their content which you cannot see but which can mess with what you paste.)

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