I have a library in SharePoint storing some instructions documents. For clarity and ease of use, I have posted links to the appropriate documents on a wiki page (so the actual library is not visible). When opening the documents from the links on the wiki page, you get a bar across the bottom of the screen with one button "open the document" and when you click that and enter the document, you get the yellow bar across the top of the document "READ ONLY - we opened this workbook read-only from the server" with an "Edit workbook" button. When I go into the document from the library itself, I get the message box with radio button options of opening in read only or edit mode, and not the "open document" at the bottom of the screen or the yellow bar in the document itself.
I am just wanting to understand why this discrepancy exists.