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  • Whenever I open documents in Word 2007 they always appear in the Full Screen Reading View. Not sure how to fix this? 
    Thursday, October 21, 2010 2:33 PM

Answers

  • How are you opening the documents?

    If you're opening documents directly from email attachments (which is generally not a good idea, as discussed below), go to the Options dialog, click the Popular tab, and uncheck "Open email attachments in Full Screen Reading view".

    If you're using the Open command in Word or double-clicking the document's icon, read
    http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/General/SaveViewAndZoom.htm

    It's OK to open documents from attachments if you're only going to read them (in which case Full Screen Reading view is probably preferable). But if you then edit the document and save, the document is saved to a temporary folder which gets deleted as soon as you close. Then you'll be back here asking why you can't find your changed document (or reading http://www.gmayor.com/outlook_attachments.htm ).  Always save the attachment to a permanent disk file before editing it.


    Jay Freedman
    MS Word MVP  FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
    • Marked as answer by nivlektech Friday, October 22, 2010 9:53 PM
    Thursday, October 21, 2010 2:54 PM