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How to view Excel file in Internet Explorer

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When I drag an excel file to Internet Explorer,  Excel launches.  I would like to have Internet Explorer view the file.  My need is to make a batch file with the path to IE followed by the parameter %1 and then be able to drag Excel files (and word) to the batch file and have IE launch and display the file.

So far the batch file launches Excel to view the excel file.
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I don't think IE has a viewer for Excel (or for a number of other applications). PDF works because Adobe launches inside an IE window. But that is an Adobe function.  IE will always launch an application to view it.
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Hmmm,  I wonder if it's possible though as the final goal is to have the docs (excel and/or word) launch via hyperlinks from pages within SharePoint 2010.
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You can probably launch the hyperlink within SharePoint (I think you can do this), but it will still launch Excel (or Word).
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I know that SharePoint has an Excel Services and I have seen Excel Launched from within IE.  So, somehow via a call and /or the appropriate configuration(s) to do this (I think).
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That would be a SharePoint function (like Adobe has that function). I am not familiar enough with SharePoint to help you with that.
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@hbash  - Thank you, and I was happy to help.
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