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xls opening in the wrong application

Posted on 2011-09-26
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I have a group of end-users running Office 2003. We have a web app that offers a link to a spreadsheet version of any report. The problem is that when the Office 2003 people click that link, instead of opening in Excel, it opens in IE. How can I force it to open in Excel?

The web app is classic ASP.
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Question by:MuffyBunny
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by:almander
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Can you post the HTML code for the link in question?
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by:GundogTrainer
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I have had this before and the behavios is controlled by a registry setting on the client.
I will see if I can find it for you
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If you read the Microsoft Article it provide 2 methods for changing the default bahavior.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/162059 
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That did the trick Gundog. Thanks!
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