I am using a web page to provide links to excel spreadsheets on my network. The Excel files always open inside IE which is fine for viewing. However , some of the files require user input, this works for one user but some of the files are also shared workbooks that may need to be accessed and added to at the same time. The problem is when opened in the browser IE sharing doesn't seem to work and apart from the first instance the files open as read only. Is there a way round this, or is there a way of forcing the link to open Excel as normal instead of in IE? RussG
Thanks for the response Yoda Knight but that's not what I need to do as the file needs to be shared, i.e. have more than one user access,add to and save the file, which works fine when accessing the file straight from the network. I actually have this set up with links from a word doc and it works fine but linking from IE it opens in the browser and sharing is disabled. I could of course link from IE to the word doc which has the links to the shared files but I want to reduce extra clicks if I can. RussG
Tried //C:/ etc but it failed to find the file so I tried ///C:/ but it just opened as before. Curious how it works for you, I am using IE 6 and Excel 2002 though the same thing happens at work with IE6 and Excel 2000, what are you using and how did you insert your link?
Found the solution , there is a setting in folder options where I had to untick the Browse in same window check box. Unfortunately this solution doesn't work for Windows NT 4 which some of my collegues still use, there is a registry tweek that fixes it in NT but I will have to get the techies to fix that one. Many thanks for your help anyway. RussG
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