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.
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.
[This message has been edited by barrrt (edited May 30, 2000).]
March 14th, 2001, 01:17 PM
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!
March 16th, 2001, 05:10 PM
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" ?
March 16th, 2001, 05:43 PM
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.
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.