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XML Spreadsheet web page opens in IE, not Excel

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    qwert231

    We have a page that generates an XML spreadsheet for the user. 99% of the users have this open into Excel. But we have one user who sees it load directly in Internet Explorer. I'm sure it's some settings on her system, but I'm not sure where to look. I wasn't sure what to google on this.

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    figuerres

    what version of excel does that user have installed ?? what version do the others have?

    also what versions of IE in each case?

     

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    qwert231

    figuerres said:

    what version of excel does that user have installed ?? what version do the others have?

    also what versions of IE in each case?

     

    This system has:

    IE 6 (6.0.2900 sp3)

    Excel 2002 (10.6841.6845)

    Most other systems have IE6 and either Excel 2002 or Excel 2007.

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    qwert231

    qwert231 said:
    figuerres said:
    *snip*

    This system has:

    IE 6 (6.0.2900 sp3)

    Excel 2002 (10.6841.6845)

    Most other systems have IE6 and either Excel 2002 or Excel 2007.

    Still not sure how to handle this.

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    magicalclick

    qwert231 said:
    qwert231 said:
    *snip*

    Still not sure how to handle this.

    Why not just right click on the file -> open file with -> Excel -> Check Always Using Selected Program -> Ok?

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    qwert231

    magicalclick said:
    qwert231 said:
    *snip*

    Why not just right click on the file -> open file with -> Excel -> Check Always Using Selected Program -> Ok?

    Hmm... because as mentioned in the first post, this is not a file... it is a url that generates an XML spreadsheet.

    I tried to look up XML spreadsheet in File Types but it was not listed. I set XML Documents and XML Files to open in Excel, but the url still opens the page in IE. On my machine, when I go to the url, enter the parameters, and hit submit, I get a prompt 'Do you want to Open or Save 'filename.xls'?' And if I open it, it opens in Excel as 'filename.rails'.

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    ZippyV

    qwert231 said:
    magicalclick said:
    *snip*

    Hmm... because as mentioned in the first post, this is not a file... it is a url that generates an XML spreadsheet.

    I tried to look up XML spreadsheet in File Types but it was not listed. I set XML Documents and XML Files to open in Excel, but the url still opens the page in IE. On my machine, when I go to the url, enter the parameters, and hit submit, I get a prompt 'Do you want to Open or Save 'filename.xls'?' And if I open it, it opens in Excel as 'filename.rails'.

    If it works on all pc's except 1 than it probably means there is a problem with the installation. Try to repair the installation.

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    magicalclick

    qwert231 said:
    magicalclick said:
    *snip*

    Hmm... because as mentioned in the first post, this is not a file... it is a url that generates an XML spreadsheet.

    I tried to look up XML spreadsheet in File Types but it was not listed. I set XML Documents and XML Files to open in Excel, but the url still opens the page in IE. On my machine, when I go to the url, enter the parameters, and hit submit, I get a prompt 'Do you want to Open or Save 'filename.xls'?' And if I open it, it opens in Excel as 'filename.rails'.

    You mean like sometimes you can open Excel or PDF using a IE add-on? Ask office team about how to turn off Office Add-on for IE. I am somewhat confused.

    The proper senario should be? Open URL -> return a file.xls -> download box? If download box didn't come out, there much be a Office Add-on active in your IE. Normally that's like Office2000 or something.

     

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