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Extranet capabilites

  Asked By: Ali    Date: Oct 01    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 636

Is anyone using SPPS in an extranet situation? That is, being
able to
search for a document, open the document and edit and save the

The only problem I am having is the saving part of it. The more
I think
about this I am not certain how this would work. I mean there
must be
some component installed on the external computer in order to
save via
http correct?

In short, I have an SPPS server published through an ISA server.
When I
access the site via an external computer I can search and open
documents. When I try to save the changes to a document it
prompts me
for a local save.

What if the workstaion only has Office 97 for example.....even
the doc is opened in IE

I really feel as if I am missing somethgin simple here.....



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Alton Vance     Answered On: Oct 01

I currently have 10 extranet  sites up and running. What you are trying
to do cannot be done. Sharepoint will not allow you to modify any
documents without checking it out first. This is the only way SharePoint
can handle version control for the document. You can open  it and view it
and edit  it, but before you leave that document  it will ask you to save
it to your local  PC. Basically you are checking it out and then checking
it back in after editing it. If you don't have the right office  version,
the document will not open because the system automatically recognizes
what application to use to open your document.

Answer #2    Answered By: Sydney Lewis     Answered On: Oct 01

Do you know of a way to change the "type" (text, multivalue list, etc.) of a
"name" for a document  profile, rather than deleting the profile document and

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