I am creating a WordPress site where I want to embed documents that load automatically. I quickly reverted from a local install to using web hosting as only by being hosted online would the automatic loading of embedded documents work without each user having to click 'download'. What I want to do is install the site locally on a Server at work but retain the online functionality as I also want the site to work with Active Directory rather than users having to log on.
What I do not understand is how I complete a local install which will utilise services such as Microsoft Online and Google Docs OR is it that I need to install a Microsoft office / PDF viewer on the local site for this to work.
I currently have an online and local install (by IP) which I am jumping between and comparing testing at home from my laptop
EDIT - I have found a few sites such as this one - https://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress#Installing_WordPress_on_your_own_Computer
And there is talk of a program called desktop Server on serverpress.com and I need to install a Web PI ?? and also install IIS.
It looks like Desktop Server will create a virtual server then I will use IIS for the web services.
I will plug away for now on my home laptop and see what happens and update where possible