DWF user, Colin Brooking, inquired as to whether DWF files could be sent via email.
Yes you can send any open DWF file via email. To send a DWF file from Autodesk DWF Viewer:
Open the DWF file you want to send.
Choose File Send....
The default email application opens, creating a new email message. The subject includes the name of the DWF file being sent. The DWF file is attached to the email automatically. In the email message body, an URL to the free Autodesk DWF Viewer is provided, enabling recipients to download the application if they don't have it installed already.
Type the appropriate email address(es) into the To..., Cc..., and Bcc... text boxes.
Optional: Modify the contents in the Subject: text box.
Optional: Type a message.
- If you are viewing an older DWF file (saved in pre-DWF 6.0 format), that saved file is updated to DWF 6.0 when you send it.
- The Send command is only available if your system includes a MAPI-enabled email program. MAPI is an acronym for Messaging Application Programming Interface. Many email applications, such as Microsoft® Outlook®, Outlook Express, and QUALCOMM® Eudora® are MAPI-enabled.
- In addition, if your computer is offline, the Send command is also unavailable.
At Autodesk, we have a Microsoft Exchange server. I have Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 installed on my laptop. When viewing a DWF file with Autodesk DWF Viewer 7.0:
I can select Send... from the File pull down menu:
and because I have Outlook installed with a connection to the Exchange server, a Microsoft Office Outlook email dialog comes up:
Having a file size small enough to transmit via email is another way DWF goes beyond the paper.