I have Office Pro 2010, and when I try to do a “send” of a document from Word, via email, it automatically tries to do it via Livemail. I want it to use Gmail. I can’t find anything in the help files on setting the default email program in Office.
I don’t think you can - at least not in the way that you want to. Live Mail is an email client, Gmail is an email service with a web interface. What you would need to do is set Live Mail (or Outlook since you probably also have that) up to use your Gmail account via IMAP.
I could be wrong but I don’t think that there’s a way to have Windows open a browser and navigate to Gmail whenever someone tries to send an email from a local application, particularly if the email will have an attachment (which it will if you emailing a document from Word).
Nope, I hadn’t actually done this myself yet, but I just opened Windows Live Mail for the first time, added my gmail account, and about 20 seconds later I could send mail from it using the right-click context menu.