The below code works great in Google Chrome, but not IE11.
Note in both browsers I am clicking on the open button.
In IE11 as an example if I process the link I get an option to Open or Save and if I click on Open it says PowerPoint had a problem with the content and to repair. Repair does nothing.
In Google Chrome I also get an Open button and I have no issue it opens the document fine in PowerPoint.
My goal is I want users to open the document in IE without having to save the document.
In addition is there any way that I can change the URL so it does not open the document in the SharePoint library, but rather opens the document locally?
http://<your site collection url>/_layouts/download.aspx?SourceUrl=<your file url>