Re: Opening files in designated program rather than the browser



PK Trainer
07-09-2005, 11:03 PM
This works for my PC, but what if I want to put something out on our company
Intranet. Is there any HTML coding that can force documents to open in the
appropriate office program instead of in an Internet Explorer browser window?


"Alan Edwards" wrote:

> How to Configure Internet Explorer to Open Office Documents in
> the Appropriate Office Program Instead of in IE:
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=162059
>
> ....Alan
>
> --
> Alan Edwards, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
> http://dts-l.org/index.html
>
> In microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6.browser, "jane"
> <jane@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> >Hi,
> >I want IE to open files, such as Word & Excel files, in Word or Excel etc.
> >rather than in the browser. I can't find where to change this, can anyone
> >help? It causes problems, for example, when I'm downloading data from online
> >banking - the excel file opens in the browser and I can't get back to my
> >online banking because it logs you out if you use the back button....
> >Many thanks,
> >Jane
>
>

Jon Kennedy
07-09-2005, 11:03 PM
No, there is only client-side solution.

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Jon R. Kennedy
Charlotte, NC, USA
jkennedy2@carolina.rr.com

"PK Trainer" <PKTrainer@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8E4D19B2-5F69-4B4F-B79A-FCF8A07D4DC1@microsoft.com...
> This works for my PC, but what if I want to put something out on our
> company
> Intranet. Is there any HTML coding that can force documents to open in
> the
> appropriate office program instead of in an Internet Explorer browser
> window?
>
>
> "Alan Edwards" wrote:
>
>> How to Configure Internet Explorer to Open Office Documents in
>> the Appropriate Office Program Instead of in IE:
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=162059
>>
>> ....Alan
>>
>> --
>> Alan Edwards, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
>> http://dts-l.org/index.html
>>

John Schwimmer
07-09-2005, 11:14 PM
I suffer a problem with the same root:
Users believe IE has hung, and they Alt-Ctrl-Del IE away. What really
happens is that there is a hidden window behind it, asking if you want to
open the Excel file as read only. No warning, no sign, no blinking...

Could I pass an argument from IE to Excel indicating it to open the file as
read-only?

The recommendation about opening the file as read-only must remain as it is
otherways dangerous for occasional users. Any other solution?
Thanks


> "PK Trainer" <PKTrainer@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
> > This works for my PC, but what if I want to put something out on our
> > company Intranet. Is there any HTML coding that can force documents to open
> > in the appropriate office program instead of in an Internet Explorer browser
> > window?


Re: Opening files in designated program rather than the browser