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An e-mail message attachment opens as read-only if you open the attachment in the reading pane in Outlook 2003

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SYMPTOMS
If you open an e-mail message attachment in the reading pane in Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, the attachment opens as read-only.
CAUSE
This behavior occurs because the attachment handling function changed in Outlook 2003 to avoid data loss.
WORKAROUND
To work around this behavior, do not open the attachment in the reading pane. Instead, double-click the e-mail message, and then open the attachment.
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Article ID: 906168 - Last Review: 07/27/2006 22:47:36 - Revision: 1.3

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