The Problem

Microsofts latest update to Office 365 has changed the way “Share” function operates. Previously, when you clicked the “Share” button, you were presented with a list of options, including sharing a link, or attaching a copy of your document instead.

Old Share options

Now, if the file you are working on is already saved in a shareable OneDrive or Sharepoint locationsync’d, the only option you are presented is to share a link to the document. The “Send a Copy” option is missing.

New Share options

The Workaround

The workaround is to pin the Send menu to your quick access toolbar, which will then give you access to the Send A Copy function again.

Send in the Quick Access Toolbar

How to Pin the Send Menu

  1. Right click on the Quick Access Toolbar and select Customize Quick Access Toolbar
  2. In the left-hand column, select All Commands from the Choose commands from dropdown
  3. In the left-hand column, scroll down to the Send menu and select it.
  4. Click the Add button to add it to the Quick Access Toolbar
  5. Click OK to save the changes
  6. You should now see the Send menu in your Quick Access Toolbar