Disable Reading Mode and Protected View in Word 2013

Microsoft Word 2013 now has added security setting that often opens documents in a Read-Only mode even if the document is checked out in Evolve.

To disable the Reading View.

Go to File – Options – General.  Uncheck “Open E-Mail attachments and other uneditable files in reading view”


To disable Protected Mode. Go to File – Options – Trust Center – Trust Center Settings.  Select Protected View, then clear all the checkboxes.

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