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Viewing Word files on my website in IE

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Viewing Word files on my website in IE

Hello,
I am trying to get word files (*.doc) to display on my webpage. When I point to the URL the file tries to download rather than display.

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RE: Viewing Word files on my website in IE

This may be a result of either security settings in IE, or some sort of Firewall software preventing the 'in place' opening of the word doc. Have you added your web site IE's 'Trusted Sites'? (IE menus: Tools-> Internet Options-> Security). This changes the security level applied to a site - you shouldn't do this lightly, but if it's your site, then you should know the content...

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Neil
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RE: Viewing Word files on my website in IE

> Hello,
> I am trying to get word files (*.doc) to display on my webpage. When I point to the URL the file tries to download rather than display.
>
> Answer grateful
> Thanks

Hi,
Have a look at the enclosed link (URL)I hope this might be of help too you. You have to understand the difference I think between placing a link on a web page to a file (like a word document)so that it can be downloaded by a visitor too your website and just wanting a document held on your site to be displayed from within the web browser. Apologues if I am teaching to the converted but there is a difference in functionality here.

http://www.cityofseattle.net/html/browsers.htm

Best Regards
Ivan

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Viewing Word files on my website in IE

The easiest way to do this to save the word doc as html and link to it as a page.

any link that doesn't end with .htm, or .asp etc....ie not an http document type will be considered a file rather than a browser page.

It's the same for .pdf or .swf but acrobat reader and flash player both act as a browser extension so this is transaparent to the user.