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I have a web site with MSword documents. When I click on the links, it opens the document from inside the web browser. I was wondering how to do so that when you click the link it opens microsoft word. (Like when you have a link to a .wpt file, it opens corel wordPerfect.)
Thanks

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Hello,

I do not have an answer for your question, but I do have some things that you might wish to think about.

1) Are all of your viewers going to be MS-Word people, with Windows? Perhaps your website is a closed internal one... where you can plan for your audience. IF that is the case, fine. If not, then you might want to go one step further, and program in the various options available, so that if my Linux box with Open Office reaches your pages, it will work for me too.

2) What about browsers? Will your solution also cover something besides IE?

I am guessing you are looking to open Office within a Windows environment with IE. I believe if this is the case, you might be able to change the file type definitions inside of Windows to force it to open MS-WORD.

Christian

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Thanks for the reply. Everyone will be using Windows with IE6.0, that's not a problem. My .wpt files work exactly like I want but it does not do the same with my .doc files.

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I have a web site with MSword documents. When I click on the links, it opens the document from inside the web browser. I was wondering how to do so that when you click the link it opens microsoft word. (Like when you have a link to a .wpt file, it opens corel wordPerfect.)
Thanks

I'd suggest trying out the .net/vb etc. forums. They will probably be able to help. I would believe it would require an activeX object, or something of the sort. :confused:

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