Word attachments in Outlook 2003 open in Thumbnail view
Posted on 2006-11-07
This issue is more of an annoyance than anything. When we receive an attachment in Outlook 2003 that is in the form of a .doc file, when you double click it to open it, then hit OPEN.....Microsoft Word launches, which is fine. However, the document only opens in Thumbnail view. Even if the file is saved in Normal view it still defaults to thumbnail view. I've checked in Tools --> Folder Options --> File Types ---> Registered File Types ---> DOC ---> Advanced ----> unchecked "browse in same window", so that IE isn't opening up word docs within itself, so I know that Word itself is launching. If I open the same document on an identical PC..... XP Pro SP2, Outlook 2003 SP2 it will open the file just fine, not in Thumbnail view.
How do I get the file to open in regular view instead of thumbnail view when opening .doc attachments in Outlook 03' ?