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Word File doesnt open from sharepoint site instead gives visual basic editor

  Asked By: Ravi    Date: Mar 01    Category: MOSS    Views: 5033

One of the user has this strange problem.

When he tries to open a word document from SharePoint site(MOSS as well
WSS, we have sites on both), the word document doesn't open, instead
visual basic editor opens and it says this:-

Private Sub TmpDDE()



wordbasic.fileopen name :=, revert :-0

end sub

And in the message box it says "Compile Error: Syntax Error"

Interestingly when he clicks "Open in New Window", it works fine.

We have sites on other platforms also(non Microsoft) and he able to open
the document from their just fine.

Can some one please suggest whats wrong here, I spent hours on google
but ding get any solution.



1 Answer Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Jada Clemons     Answered On: Mar 01

It sounds as if the workstation association is incorrect with the file
extensions. You could try manually resetting the file  association on the Windows
client. If you have already tried that, let us know. I can see what I can dig