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  Asked By: Andrea    Date: Mar 30    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1460

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 document?

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 though
the doc is opened in IE

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



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Ramona Solis     Answered On: Mar 30

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: Harvey Blankenship     Answered On: Mar 30

That is true even for non enhanced folders?

Answer #3    Answered By: Xiomara Blanchard     Answered On: Mar 30

It is also true for non-enhanced foler too. In both cases, what you are
opening up is a read only file and it requires you to save  it to your
local after editing the file. The only difference is that with
non-enhanced folder, you can just replace the file but with enhanced
folder, you have to check it out and check it in.

Answer #4    Answered By: Rosemarie Cervantes     Answered On: Mar 30

Not that I know of.............

Answer #5    Answered By: Manan Kadu     Answered On: Mar 30

Did you try to open  the document  using the web folder instead ?

Web Folder works over http and should pass through firewall as long as they are
web dav and http 1.1 compliant.

Also when you open a document from the portal web browser, default behaviour is
to open it read only so the only way to save  it will be to navigate using web
folder. This is the only option Office will be able to save.

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