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    Office and the Browser (2000 upwards)

    A senior member of staff is adamant that you can run the Microsoft Office family of applications via a browser retaining all the functionality of native Excel, Word etc. Is he correct? If so does anyone have any links to articles about this.

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    Re: Office and the Browser (2000 upwards)

    Maybe he is thinking about Word documents he has opened in Internet Explorer (see this as an example). I took a quick look at the TOC in my Office XP Resource Kit book, and I didn't see any reference to being able to install a Web-like version of Office.

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    Re: Office and the Browser (2000 upwards)

    Another possibility: Microsoft has some browser controls named Office Web Components that can, for example, display a "live" Excel worksheet in a web page. The OWCs offer a lot of Office functionality, but I believe they are only distributed with certain editions of Office (e.g., not OEM Office 2000 Small Business Edition), or via an internal intranet. I don't think they are a replacement for the Office suite.

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    Re: Office and the Browser (2000 upwards)

    Your staffer may have seen some of the Office 2003 previews, where some of that functionality is available.
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    Re: Office and the Browser (2000 upwards)

    Thanks you all for your responses. I think he believes in 2003 you can launch say Word via IE and retain all the functionality of Word from within the browser. I know we could use Word to create html pages and use XML to link Word docs with external data presented via an browser interface but this is different to his claims. Like anything I presume if you have creative developers you could do what he says but I would be amazed if you can do it "out of the box", unless of course you know different.....

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    Re: Office and the Browser (2000 upwards)

    I saw a limited presentation of Office 2003 (the power in the neighborhood went out and the presentation was necessarily cut short <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>) and what I saw certainly suggested that kind of functionality through the use of XML and the browser hooks built into 2003. My book on Office 2003 is floating around at the office, so I don't have a reference to check at the moment. My impression was that you needed the applications installed to get all the functionality.
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    Re: Office and the Browser (2000 upwards)

    I believe that in initial post somebody saw Outlook Web Access mistakenly thinking that is possible for all Office applications...

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