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From: "andrealong" <>
Subject: [INRANDOL] e-mails to saved Documents
Date: Mon, 1 Jan 2007 11:45:47 -0500
Just got this from Ancestry.com, thought I would share it due to the current
rounds on the list. Andrea Long
Saving E-mails as Documents
In response to David J. Stratton's suggestion for saving emails, I do, but I
save them as word processing documents. I do this (in XP) by:
With the email document open, click on File.
Click on Save as
Change file type to Text Files (*Txt)
Go to My Documents and save the file
Close the email document.
Go to your desktop.
Click on My Documents
Click on the saved document
Highlight all of the text and press Ctr+C (for copy)
Open your word processor for a new document
Save the word processor document (in a special folder) with a meaningful
You can then delete the text file.
After that, if you want to add any follow-up information to the saved
document, it is available in a format that should be familiar to you.
It also makes it easier to save the information to disk, especially if you
do regular backups of your My Documents folder.
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