Error: the command is not available for reading

Symptom

  • You work with Word 2013
  • When you open a document (e.g. from an e-mail attachment), you get the following error:

Where: Document Open
This method or property is not available because this command is not available for reading.
at Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.AddIns.Add(String FileName, Object& Install)
at FS-Word.Elements.ShortcutKeys.RegisterShortcuts()
at FS-Word.Domain.DocState.AttachToDoc(Boolean opening)
at FS-Word.Domain.DocState.Initialize()
at FS-Word.Domain.DocManager.Application_DocumentOpen(Document doc)
Exception Extra Fields: ErrorCode: -2146823683; HResult: -2146823683

Cause

The document is opened in reading mode in Word 2013, a mode that conflicts with FS Pro.

Solution

Turn off reading mode in Word as follows:

Step

Action

1

In Word 2013, choose File and then Options.

Result: The Word Options dialog window appears.

2

In the General tab, under Start up options, deselect Open e-mail attachments and other uneditable files in reading mode

3

Close Word and re-open the document. 

Result: The error will not appear anymore. 

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