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Opening Excel in Browser

Posted on 2011-09-07
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I asked a question last week as to how to get Adobe to open in a browser rather than in its native application. The answer was rather easy.

I am not asking that same question for Excel. How can I force Excel to open in a browser. Ironically, I have found many articles as to how to do the opposite.

Thank you.

Bert
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Here is a Microsoft KB Article which may help: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982995
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I was able to fix it in XP through folders and file types, although I can't find the same source in WIN 7. For some reason when you go to Control Panel => Folder Options, it doesn't give you that option. If you know where that is, where you can change what programs open with, it would likely fix it as it did in XP.

Do you know if the link you gave me works mainly for WIN 7?

Thanks.
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The KB Article should apply for XP, Vista, and Windows 7

I will see if I can track down a non reg-hack fix as well.
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That would be great.
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Sometimes, Microsoft makes too many changes. I didn't see anything wrong with getting to the folder options with file type extensions from Explorer or My Computer.
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Reading another KB Article on the topic, it appears the default behaviour of running Office documents outside of the browser is by design, as running Office documents within a browser window results in reduced functionality, usability, and security.

I'd say it's for those reasons that the option to simply change this behaviour was removed.






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