Do you find it tedious that Word documents sent as e-mail attachments always open in Protected View in Word? Every time you open a Word document attachment you have to click Enable Editing, and every time you wish you didn’t have to.

Here is your solution.

  1. In Word click on File | Options.
  2. In the Options window click Trust Center in the left-hand list.
  3. Click the Trust Center settings button.
  4. In the Trust Center window click Protected View in the left-hand list.
  5. In the main section of the window you will see an option entitled Enable Protected View for Outlook attachments. Untick this box.
  6. Click OK to save your changes.

That’s it! Life is just a tiny bit better.