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Read-only documents with SharePoint 2003 & IE7

  Asked By: Sampat    Date: Jul 29    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1034

We have a user trying to open an Excel 2003 document on a SharePoint
2003 site using IE 7. When the user selects "Edit with Microsoft
Excel" the document opens in Read-Only mode. Has anyone else seen this
problem or know of a fix for it?



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Caleb Gordon     Answered On: Jul 29

This is normal behavior. Have them right click on the document and select
Check Out before they try to open it for Edit.

Answer #2    Answered By: Carey Everett     Answered On: Jul 29

We had the same problem, even when a document was checked out. It
turned out
that for us, the solution was to enable both Basic and Integrated
Authentication on the server.
(We had been using Basic--no problem, switched to Integrated--
problem, enabled both--
problem solved.)

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