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SharePoint users on Macs question.

  Asked By: Adriane    Date: Sep 26    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 3626

I am using the current version of OSX and Firefox (including all the recent
patches/updates)

They did set me up a document workspace. I tried to CREATE a new document in
the SHARED DOCUMENT library and got the following pop up message (in FIREFOX).

"New Document' requires a Windows SharePoint Services-compatible application and
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or greater. To add a document to this document
library, click the 'Upload Document' button."

I was able to upload a WORD document. But got the following when I tried to edit
it..

"'Edit Document' requires a Windows SharePoint Services-compatible application
and Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or greater."

I was able to download it (I have Office 2008 for Mac on my machine). What is
bothering me is the IE part of the messages.
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... is there a workaround?? He is NOT in the IT department so does not know how
things are setup.

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4 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered By: Donald Torres     Answered On: Sep 26

These are known limitation of OSX/Firefox - the actions you are
describing both use ActiveX controls which require Windows and IE6+.

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Courtney Scott     Answered On: Sep 26

The upshot is that Mac users  (and Firefox users on Windows) need to
download, edit, then upload  documents. It's not that they can't be
participants in a SharePoint site -- just that they have a slightly longer
path to make it work.

 
Answer #3    Answered By: Jagdeep Hor     Answered On: Sep 26

Office and WSS SP2 may rectify the wonky client side story for these type of
situations. It corrects the problem for FBA users  anyway. I don't have a MAC or
I'd test it to see...

 
Answer #4    Answered By: Aja Howe     Answered On: Sep 26

I doubt it will rectify these issues though, as the fix would require
not using ActiveX. That's not the sort of change I'd expect to see in a
service pack.

 
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