Disable Reading View for Microsoft Word
By default, Microsoft Word will open documents you can't edit, such as email attachments, in Reading view.
This KB Article provides an overview for disabling Reading View for Microsoft Word when opening email attachments.
To change this setting so that the default behavior is to instead open these documents in the default view:
- Open Microsoft Word and begin a blank document.
- Click File in the upper-left.
- Click Options at the bottom of the left ribbon.
- In the General tab, under Start up options, uncheck the setting to 'Open e-mail attachments and other uneditable files in reading view'.
- Click OK.