OL: Embedded OLE Object Does Not Open in the Preview Pane

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When you receive an e-mail message that contains an embedded OLE object, such as a Microsoft Excel worksheet or a Microsoft Word document, and you try to open that object in the preview pane, it does not open.


This behavior is by design. By default, the preview pane in Outlook is set to read-only. You cannot open objects while you view them in the preview pane. If an administrator enables in-place activation of embedded OLE objects in the Exchange Server public folders through the Outlook Security Features Administrative Package (in the online Microsoft Office Resource Kit), this action has no effect on the functionality of the preview pane.


To work around this behavior, open the e-mail message to activate the OLE object embedded in the message.


This behavior is by design.

More information

For more information about the Office Resource Kit and the Outlook Security Features Administrative Package, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Microsoft Office Resource Kit


Article ID: 815354 - Last Review: November 2, 2013 - Revision: 4.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Outlook 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Outlook 2000 Standard Edition
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