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We have a series of letterhead documents set up with our organisation logo's in the headers. When I open these documents in Word the header is displayed our default is (Print layout view).


I have loaded these documents onto SharePoint Online and when opening via (Word Online) the documents open in Editing View which doesn't display the headers. Is it possible to get Word Online to open these documents in the Reading View (which displays the headers) as I can't seem to find any setting which would allow this.


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As far as I know, you can't change that behavior. Editing view is the default, when you open a document for which you have editing rights.

Originally, Word Online did open documents in read mode. This was changed based on user request in the Uservoice forum. More recently, there have been suggestions in the Microsoft Community that the setting should be configurable, for example by the SharePoint administrator (see https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...0-9ab36f298c99).
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Thank you Stefan.

I will have a read. The problem we have is that we were trying to make it easier for staff to use our letterhead templates. They will now have to click reading view and then edit in word (going back to the local copy) to file save as the document to make a copy. I can't see the incentive to use word online they might as well just open the document locally and be able to see the headers and save as straight away.
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Using the full version of Word, installed locally, would of course always be better.

Word Online has very limited capabilities.
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