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    Open/Save dialogue (WinXP/OXP)

    I have a problem where every time I open a document (*.doc) over our intranet I get the Open/Save file dialogue box. This behaviour also happens as I back out to the welcome screen. This appears to be a function of Office XP with Win XP. It doesn't harm anything it's just a pain in the <img src=/w3timages/censored.gif alt=censored border=0> . We are in the process of
    switching all our users over to Office XP and Win XP so I can see it becoming bigger than Ben Her! !

    I seem to remember sometime ago this question may have been posed.

    Can anyone help?

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    Re: Open/Save dialogue (WinXP/OXP)

    How are you opening the documents? - with a hyperlink or using a macro or...?
    Does this only happen with Office product(s)?

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    Re: Open/Save dialogue (WinXP/OXP)

    I believe it's standard behavior when you open things in the browser. Does the Open/Save dialog include a checkbox to always (or never) ask? If so, set it so it never asks. It's an IE option which I believe is controlled by group policies, so you can roll it out company-wide.

    BTW - I thought Office 2000 with post SP1 installed had this dialog as well. It's been ages since I used that version, so I could be misremembering or confusing it with the Outlook dialog for opening attachments added about the same time.

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    Re: Open/Save dialogue (WinXP/OXP)

    Mary thanks for that.

    No matter how many times I check the "Never ask me again" box it aleways does!
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    Re: Open/Save dialogue (WinXP/OXP)

    Leif

    Sorry I set the documents up to open via hyperlink.

    One suggestion was that I had varying languages throughout the documents, but I have checked this and they are all set the same.
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    Re: Open/Save dialogue (WinXP/OXP)

    Is it this "security" type window?

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    Re: Open/Save dialogue (WinXP/OXP)

    Can you toggle that setting in the File Types dialog (Windows Explorer>Tools>Folder Option...>File Types>DOC) ? If it's grayed out, you might have a Policies issue.

    The downside to changing this setting is that it applies to all IE zones, and not just your intranet.

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    Re: Open/Save dialogue (WinXP/OXP)

    Yup. That's the one

    It's getting a bit late, on UK time, for you isn't it Leif?
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    Re: Open/Save dialogue (WinXP/OXP)

    Thanks Jay. That did it

    Thanks to you to Leif for your time.
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    Phil Carter

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