When attaching documents using their link to sharepoint, they only seem to open in a browser then you have to open them in the application separately. Is there a way to directly open links to sharepoint to the application, e.g. Word or Excel.



The link to the SharePoint page should be replaced by the exact document link.

Find the document in the library, select the document and

  • If its the modern UI, you would notice the copy link option to copy the document link.

  • If it's the classic UI, clicking on the context menu or the 3 dots beside the individual document will pop up a preview with a link to the document on the bottom of the popup. Copy this link in this case.

Now, if the library is set up to open the document using a client application, it should work.

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