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>
  • this behavior is for .ppt or .pptx file or both ? Jan 25, 2016 at 1:52

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In case this happens to someone else you need to go to Trusted Setting in PowerPoint and uncheck all the settings

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