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    Firing up Word from URL (IE 6, Word 2000 +)

    I'm sure its a simple setting somewhere but blowed if I can find it. [confused

    On our Intranet we have a file that points to a document such as XYZ.DOT
    When a user clicks it, they get Word embedded in Explorer, and if they Type File>SaveAs they get another instance of the .DOT file.

    The behaviour I want is for the URL to fire up a real instance of WORD (not Explorer with a Word addin) and to recognise that the .DOT is a template.

    Any Clues?

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    Re: Firing up Word from URL (IE 6, Word 2000 +)

    Certainly...

    The behavior that sticks Word inside an IE "frame" is controlled below: "Browse in same Window". Uncheck this box, and Word will open OUTSIDE of the IE frame.

    NOTE: If you are TRULY talking about a template (DOT), you may need to change the setting for a Word Template and not a Word Document.
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    If you prefer the registry, this is controlled by a registry entry similar to this:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareCLASSESWord.Document.X
    BrowserFlags=0x00000008

    If that regsitry entry IS present, IE will open the .doc file outside of an IE frame. If it is absent, then IE opens the Word document inside of IE.

    Again, for a "template", the corresponding entry would be Word.Template.X -- where "X" is the version number.
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    Re: Firing up Word from URL (IE 6, Word 2000 +)

    Thanks very much - I'll give it a try <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>.
    (yes I did mean a .DOT)

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    Re: Firing up Word from URL (IE 6, Word 2000 +)

    To execute a .dot file from the browser so that document_new macros run and a .doc version of the template is opened, you need to use a workaround otherwise the .dot file is opened.

    Workaround is:
    1. Create a shortcut to the .dot file in the same folder on the web server.
    2. Create a hyperlink on the access page that references the shortcut eg. filename.dot.lnk. The .lnk is the file extension to the shortcut. Note that there is no need to ensure the .lnk is in the shortcut name. The shortcut name and the filename should be exact.
    3. Users may be prompted with a security warning because the file being opened can run code (assuming you have document-new macros). Just click Run from Current Location, and voila a .doc version of the .dot template is generated.

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    Re: Firing up Word from URL (IE 6, Word 2000 +)

    Lucas

    Wow - I appreciate the expertise. <img src=/S/artist.gif border=0 alt=artist width=34 height=29> My Intranet will really start singing now! <img src=/S/compute.gif border=0 alt=compute width=40 height=20>

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