How to force xls file to open in Excel rather than IE6 browser window?
Posted on 2011-02-10
Some of my users still have IE6 as part of their company's PC builds. As such, whenever I offer an Excel file via a weblink, they get the option to open the file or save.
These xls files contain macros. When the files are saved to a user's local machine the macros function fine. If the user chooses open, the file opens within the IE6 browser window and the macros fail.
Is there a way to force the file to bypass IE6 when opening and open in Excel itself? Can this be done server side via HTML?