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SharePoint 2010 Office File Launch vs. Open in Hyperlink

I sometimes find that a document that is referenced in a hyperlink launches the save/saveas dialog and other times it opens the document in the associated document editor (excel, word...).

I need to add hyperlinks that launch the saveas dialog.  Can someone explain how to ensure this behavior?
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Director, Technology Solutions
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as for documents in Document Library, you can go to Document Library Settings  via Ribbon, then go to Advanced Settings
here you can see Opening Documents in the Browser section;
please try to set Open in the client application option
Howard BashSenior Software Engineer

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I have not explicity set this option and yet I have word documents that are the "href" of the tag and are openning in word.  I will check that option though and report on my findings.
Howard BashSenior Software Engineer

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The hyperlinks on a an aspx page that I built that has and image and an image map.  The area tags within the map tag have the hyperlinks.

Zip files tied to hyperlinks open the save as dialog whereas office documents do not.
Ivan PadabedDirector, Technology Solutions

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well, the case now looks more related to client settings. I would check browser configuration. for IE it is in Internet Options/Programs/Internet Programs/File association...
probably if you remove mapping of Word office application here, your documents will display Save As dialog as well. Not sure but you can try.