How do I get a link to kick start a program directly

Posted on 2012-09-05
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Last Modified: 2012-09-05
My online bank has an option in the statement window called "Copy to spreadsheet". When I hit the button, I get a Save File dialogue box. I name the file and give it a location (file type is shown as Excel spreadsheet). The file is then saved as a plain text file, and I am unable to open it in Excel.

The banks customer service guy tells me that when he does the same on his PC, the 'link' automatically opens Excel and shows the file correctly.

How can I set my system to kick start Excel directly upon clicking the link? (I have also noticed other situations where the Save File dialogue presents itself in stead of just opening the file.)

Thank you!

Kind regards
Question by:SmallBuisNisse
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Accepted Solution

Eirman earned 2000 total points
ID: 38367341
Try the Firefox Brorser, then
Try one of the excel links and when you get the option. choose to 'always open' with Excel
It should be automatic from thereonin

You can also set it manually ....
Go into Tools then Options then go to the Applications tab
Look for excel files in the list and choose from the dropdown on the right

You should have similar options in other browsers

Author Closing Comment

ID: 38367618
That was embarrassingly easy...! Cheers!

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