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WSS2 & Office 2007 & IE7 problems opening files

  Asked By: Judson    Date: Feb 02    Category: MOSS    Views: 1516

The situation:

WSS2 site, XLSX (Office 2007) Excel document, viewing through IE7.

The problem is that if I click the XSLX document, IE prompts be to SAVE
FILE when I click on 'open' instead of just opening it in Excel so I can
then just save directly back to Sharepoint. Anyone know why this is?
Desktop issue? Server issue? Fixable?



1 Answer Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Lalit Bhattacharya     Answered On: Feb 02

Since WSSv2 predates the release of Office 2007 there will be no entry
in the DOCICON.XML file for how to handle a XSLX file. You might try
adding an XLSX entry that is the same as the XLS entry in the
DOCICON.xml file stored in TEMPLATE/XML directory of the 12 hive.

If that doesn't work check your File associations in IE7 under
[ALT]Tools->Options->Programs->Set Programs. If you don't have an
association for XLSX that would also be a problem.

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