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Old 04-10-2015, 08:11 AM
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Default outlook word attachments only opening in read only compataibility mode

all of a sudden word documents opening at outlook only open as read only compatibility documents. I have tried editing the registry changing the dword value from 1 to 0 for compatmode. I have made sure the protected files are unchecked. I have tried renaming the file. I have even tried unistallking and then re-installing the microsoft suite. I know the files are created in the same version as mine because they are coming from co-workers and we all have word 2013. I'm at a loss.
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Old 04-13-2015, 12:06 PM
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All documents created in versions older than Word 2013 will be displayed in Compatibility mode in Word 2013. Maybe some of your colleagues are using Save As to create new documents based on old ones? That could explain why they are in Compatibility mode.

Note that read-only is the default for e-mail attachments so that you are forced to Save As before saving (or trying to save) changes to them.
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