Open an Application in a different window!
Posted on 2003-03-12
Following is the situation and any help is certainly appreciated. Thanks
I have an url to a file (might be a word doc, pdf, or xls file) on a webpage. Ok. By default, if you click on the link, the associated file would open in the same browser window, in other words, the excel or word doc or pdf file would open up in the same browser window. Here comes the tricky part.
If I want the associated file(link) to be opened in the actual application say if the url is a link to a word doc, I want the word doc to be opened in MS Word by itself (in a separate window, just like when you double click on a word file), and not within the same or different browser window. Can I do this? Using what, how....?
Here is the real problem. I had a link on a website to a MS Project file I had created. When I clicked on the link, it opened up the project file within my browser fine. But when my boss tried to open it, it just hosed up his machine. He does have MS Project installed on his pc, and his pc has the same config as mine. Interesting factor however is, if he has MS Project running in the background, and then clicks on this link, it opens up the Project file within the browser fine. It won't work if the MS-Project is not running. Any ideas????