OK time for a meaningful post.

I really didn’t like Reading View in Office 2010 and now they brought it back in 2013 under the name “Reading Mode”.

Its ugly. And there are no controls so you can’t edit anything. Yes, I know its turned on by default for read-only documents, but I don’t like the restricion is places on me when I open things.

OK so here’s how to disable Office 2013 from opening read-only documents in Reading View:

1) Open Word. Then open a new document.

2) Click File – Options

3) Under the General tab, there will be an option that says “Open e-mail attachments and other uneditable files in reading view”. Simply uncheck this, and its disabled!