This back to the basics article comes from one of our new contributors Mark who developed the very useful ezreregister utility we have mentioned previously. It is not meant for the hardcore BlackBerry user but is intended to answer a question that many of us get asked quite often by new BlackBerry users.
A handy feature of the newer Blackberry devices that can be overlooked is the ability to send a message with an attachment.
Suppose that you maintain several documents that you need to send to others from time to time. When someone calls you or sends a message asking for it, they want it now! Here is a relatively easy way to oblige them.
Whenever you change or edit your document, take an extra moment to place the updated copy on your Blackberry (I use a micro SD card, you can store smaller documents directly on the Blackberry). You can use the Media Manager portion of the Desktop Manager, or if you have Mass Storage Mode enabled on your device, you can use your native file explorer to load the file onto your Blackberry.
How to Attach the File(s)
From left to right:
- create the message to send
- click menu, and select Attach File
- select the source of the file to send
- select the individual file
- the message now has the attachment
- send the message on it’s way. That’s all there is to it!
If you need to send media files or files that are large in size, this isn’t the best way to do it. If you need a quick way to send the latest report, your current catalog, or any other reasonably sized file that others will ask you for, this is how you can do it without waiting to get back to the office, or having to call someone to send it for you.