I am new to SP only use it to upload documents; however, in two instances (today being one) of them I am unable to get the option to view as Read Only or Edit it simply says Open or Save and when I click on Open it opens the PowerPoint in Explorer view.



Basically in order to open (view/edit) Office documents (word, Powerpoint, OneNote) you nee d Office Web Apps add-in installed and configured on your farm. For Excel, you need Excel Services, which comes with the Enterprise License, not part of the OWA.

Now, besides this, there is a site Collection level feature which must be switched on/off depending on your need - "Open Documents in Client Applications by Default"!!


Library settings --> Advanced settings and then choose what you want the applications to open with.

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