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  Asked By: Justin    Date: Jan 05    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 4045

My users want to open PowerPoint files in EDIT mode from SHAREPOINT in their
native application.

There are many articles which describe modification of File Types in Windows
Explorer. However PPTs are different; they act differenct than Word and

We are using Office 2000 and NOT XP.

I found a Q article (Q299824) which involves editing the registry. I
followed the Q article, and from SPS, ppts will open in their native
application....which is great. HOWEVER, the SPS File options (CHECK IN,
CHECK OUT, PUBLISH) are grayed out. I expect CHECK IN and PUBLISH to be
grayed but not CHECK OUT. CHECK OUT should be available...just like in
Word. I am almost there in solving this problem. Can anyone please help
from here?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Ruchir Satam     Answered On: Jan 05

There is a tool that will allow you to edit  the file  from SharePoint. Go
to www.microsoft.com/.../edit_file.asp.
This file will add a link under each file called "edit". It will
automatically open  up the appropriate application  for that file. The
user will have a chance to either view it (Read Only) or check it out.

Answer #2    Answered By: Suresh Chindarkar     Answered On: Jan 05

This is a great solution IF you have Office XP. Unfortunately, our company
has not upgraded yet.

Answer #3    Answered By: Varun Mehta     Answered On: Jan 05

Have you tried installing the SPS client and have them checkout documents
that way?

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