I followed instructions how to disable users of using offline client to view/edit documents. So they have to use web app mode.

I created dummy group of two users whom I gave contribute permissions. In library settings I set that documents are opened in web app by default. But as soon as docs are opened in web app they still can click on option open in and switch to client version of excel or word.

Did I miss something or should I add something else so users can't use clients?

  • In SP 2013 there is a menu in Doc Library settings > Advanced Settings > 'Opening Documents in the Browser'. I'd be tempted to test the settings here and see if it helps.
    – Tally
    Jan 31, 2018 at 10:40
  • I already did that. You can read it in second paragraph of my question, second sentence.
    – Danilo
    Jan 31, 2018 at 11:48
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    The wording is different in my menu. Options I see are "Open in the client application"; "Open in the browser" or "Use the server default (Open in the browser)". In any case, you've covered this already.
    – Tally
    Jan 31, 2018 at 12:45


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