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We have users who receive spreadsheets via Outlook. We recently just upgraded from Office 2007 to 2016. When the users opens the document from Outlook, the document is automatically converted to read-only mode. Is there a way to change the configuration in Outlook/Excel 2016 to disable the read-only mode? so users will not have to save an attachments for each e-mail before they are able to modify a spreadsheet? Any suggestions or ideals are welcome.

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that is because the files are opened into the %temp% directory, they can download the file instead of just opening it
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Dear user
To disable read only mode in Outlook 2016 follow these steps:

1. Open Microsoft Outlook 2016
2. Go to File Menu
3. Click on Options
4. In Option Window you'll find "Trust Center"
5. Click on "Trust Center Settings" button
6. It will Open a "Trust Center Window" in that uncheck the Enable protected View for Outlook attachments.
7. Now choose File Block setting on the left Pane. Click on Restore Defaults.
From now your attachment will open in Read/Write mode

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Edwin Hoffer
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Edwin,

Good morning. Do you mean apply these steps in Excel? I've applied these steps and attempted to open an Excel spreadsheet from Outlook and it still displays Read-Only Mode.
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Hello

You need to apply these setting in Microsoft Outlook. So if the above settings in Microsoft Outlook didn't work, then maybe the sender has set the Read Only Mode in the sheet. So I want to suggest you an alternate solution.

1. In Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet, Go to file.
2. Click on Save As ( As the "Save" Option in Read Only Mode don't work)
3. Save the file to a new location.
4. Right click on the file and click on Properties.
5. You will find two checkbox i.e Read Only & Hidden, So deselect the Read Only Mode.
6. Now Click on Apply and then OK.
It will remove Read Only restrictions from the email.
Please Update me the result.

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Edwin Hoffer
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