Opening Word Doc via Browser???
Posted on 1997-12-04
I am developing a Web app that, among other things, needs to allow the user to manage a set of Word documents that resides on the web server. Does anyone know of a way to open a Word Document that resides on a WEB Server in Word via the browser and allow the user to edit the document and save it back to WEB Server exactly where it came from? If I just put a link to the document on a page, one of two things happens:
- If I am set up to have the browser use the Word Viewer, the document opens in the viewer and the user can only do a Save As but, since the browser is pulling the doc from cache, there is no indication of where the document initially came from so the user is forced to be intelligent about the location of the document.
- If I am set up to have the browser use Word, the document opens in a seperate window in Word and the user can do a Save but, again, there is no indication of where the document initially came from so the user is forced to be intelligent about the location of the document.
All I want is for the user to be able to click on a link to the document, open it, edit it and save it back to the location it came from without having to really know the physical location of the document. Users will be using IE4. I am currently using ASP pages to develop the application. Any help, sample code, ideas, etc would be appreciated.