Why won't my attachments open? I get a blank MSWord page instead



stacie
07-09-2005, 11:05 PM
I am having trouble opening attachments from e-mails. I just get a grey
blank screen sometimes. Sometimes it works just fine.

Bill Ridgeway
07-09-2005, 11:05 PM
If you go to <Tools><Options><Read><Security> and untick "Do not allow ..."
you should be able to open attachments.

Regards.

Bill Ridgeway
Computer Solutions

"stacie" <stacie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4E16A3FA-3243-4255-A1B8-0308AEA6B4D9@microsoft.com...
>I am having trouble opening attachments from e-mails. I just get a grey
> blank screen sometimes. Sometimes it works just fine.

Suzanne S. Barnhill
07-09-2005, 11:05 PM
As a general rule, it's not advisable to open any attachment directly,
especially Word documents. Quite aside from the risk of macro viruses
(though they will usually be intercepted by your AV), the real danger is
that you will edit the document and, despite repeated saves, find that you
have not really saved your changes because the document is opened in and
saved to a temp folder, whence it is deleted when you quit Word. Instead,
save the document to a Word document folder, then open it from there.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
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"stacie" <stacie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4E16A3FA-3243-4255-A1B8-0308AEA6B4D9@microsoft.com...
> I am having trouble opening attachments from e-mails. I just get a grey
> blank screen sometimes. Sometimes it works just fine.


Why won't my attachments open? I get a blank MSWord page instead