I have done the following settings:
- I set the "Browser File Handling" for the web application to "Strict".
- I set the "Opening Documents in the Browser" for the document library to "Open in the client application".
But currently, if the user clicks on a document link inside the document library he will get the following error :
The web page can not be displayed.
And the generated URL will be:
Although I have specified to open the office document using the client office applications, rather than opening these documents on the client browser.
Any advice on how to force the document library to open the file using the client application? I need the same behavior as when the user select a document and clicking on "Download a copy" button.
i have also noted the following two points :-
when using Safari 5.1.7 , the browser will automatically display a dialog asking if the user wants to Open or to Save the document . which is what i am searching for.
the problem in IE & Firefox it that they will add extra characters to the generated URL (for example in case of a PowerPoint doc it will add "ms-powerpoint:ofv|u|"), after clicking on an office document, so the generated URL when clicking on a PowerPoint document will be :-
and if i manually remove ms-powerpoint:ofv|u|from the URL and reload the page then IE will show a dialog asking if i want to open or to save the document, and this what i am searching for.
so the main problem is that IE is adding extra characters to the URL when clicking on an offie docuemnt?? any idea what is causing this ?