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    I need a snippet of code that will force a linked Word document to open up in Microsoft Word rather than in the IE 5.0 window when a user clicks on the Word document link.

    Thanks!
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    I did that once with an excel spreadsheet. I used:

    <a href="abc.xls" target="_blank">abc.xls</a>

    Which tells the link to open in a new window. At the time it would actually open in Excel, but when I tried the code today, it opens in explorer. :-( I wonder if that's a new 'feature' of IE. I am certain I upgraded it at least once since the time it worked fine.

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    Hello Guys!

    Did either of you come accross a solution for this yet. I try to get my *.xls files to come up in Excel and not the broswer but no luck. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    --ThaBomb
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    I'm not sure of this (I'm not a excel user) but is there different ways how you save the document. I mean, "save as straight excel" or "save as webpublishing" ?
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    I found out that you can change the windows registry so that it will pull up in excel or words instead of pulling up inside the browser.

    The steps:
    1. click on the start button, then click RUN
    2. type regedit
    3. select HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, then double click on software
    4. double click on classes
    5. right-click on Excel.sheet.8, then select NEW, string value
    6. type in BrowserFlags for the name, and 8 for the value
    7. exit regedit

    Now if you click on an excel link, it will bring it up in excel.

    Good luck.

    --ThaBomb


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