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Question about "browser-enabled documents" option in doc library

  Asked By: Caleb    Date: May 27    Category: MOSS    Views: 3205

I was very excited to see this new "display as a web page" advanced
setting in document libraries in MOSS, but I can't seem to get it to

I selected "display as a web page" for a document library, and yet
when I click on links to the documents, they open in Word 2007. I
even had a site "reader" try, and she was also opening everything in

In SP 2003/Office 2003, you could create a hyperlink (using a links
list) to a document, and then it would open in the browser. If you
clicked on the document from w/in the library, it would open in Word.
W/ the new versions, it seems everything opens in Word.

We have our employee handbook set up as a bunch of word documents in
a library, and we want people to click on the items and have them
open in the browser (quickly and easily, since they should be read
and not edited). We don't like the slow way Word opens each time.

What am I missing? I thought Microsoft had realized this might be a
nice feature to add and had added it. Now I don't know what it's
supposed to do because it doesn't work for me.



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Lynette Sawyer     Answered On: May 27

Make sure the document  conversion service is enabled on your farm in
Central Admin. The document conversion feature in Office SharePoint
Server 2007 supports only the Open XML Formats in Office word  2007.
If you have existing documents  that were created in an earlier
version of Word, you need to save them using the Open XML Format.
Also, i think the publishing feature needs to be enabled on the site.

Answer #2    Answered By: Shelton Dickson     Answered On: May 27

I'll look into all of this and see what we can

it would be nice if Microsoft had made that a little clearer.