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I'm having trouble with attachments. When I select a document to attach, in either Word (doc) or pdf, sometimes the whole file opens in the body of the document, instead of just appearing as an attachment icon.  I can't figure out why this only happens sometimes...seems to happen more with documents I've scanned in and saved as either Word or PDF files - what might I be doing wrong?

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7)
Reply by Alberto Ravasio on Apr 26, 2013 2:05 AM Helpful

There is nothing wrong. I never understood why Apple Mail shows attachments randomly as icon or inline documents or a mix of them.

If you ctrl+click the PDF or Word document you should be able to choose from the menu, show as icon.


If you want to permanently show the attachments as icons, close Apple Mail, open Terminal and issue the following command


defaults write DisableInlineAttachmentViewing -bool yes

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