Wednesday, April 06, 2011 3:47 PM
I created two Excel Reports and saved them in a SharePoint 2010 folder (with the help of Andrew Lavinsky).
But when I try to edit them in Excel, I get the message:
"Message from webpage: The document could not be opened for editing".
A Microsoft SharePoint Foundation compatible application could not be found to edit the document".
How can I fix this issue?
Thanks for your help.
Wednesday, April 06, 2011 7:52 PM
I assume you do have Office installed? this is normally a message indicating that Internet Explorer cannot launch the local instance of Excel for some reason.
Perhaps make sure your PWA is configured as a trusted site (with the Low security settings applied on the Trusted Site zone). Also try a repair\reinstall of your Office installation.
Wednesday, April 06, 2011 8:08 PM
I just have Excel 2010 installed. Not all the Office 2010 suite.
I set the security level to low : I'm able to open the Excel Reports in the PWA interface, but I still have the same error when I try to edit them in Excel.
Thursday, April 07, 2011 6:45 AM
hmm...can you perhaps do a full install of Office? I have not yet tested out if Excel alone will work with SharePoint like this....
for one, I think you need to install the SharePoint support option for Office, which is not part of the Excel tree in the setup page (not sure now where it is in the tree, i think its under Office Tools).
Thursday, April 07, 2011 8:29 AM
I installed the SharePoint support which is in the Office tools. But nothing changed: I still have the same error.
One more information: when I click "Open in Excel" while the Excel Report in displayed in the PWA interface, I get another message:
"To open this workbook, your computer must have a version of Micosoft Excel installed and your Web browser must support opening files directly from Excel in the browser"
- Proposed As Answer by Roshan_X Tuesday, March 06, 2012 10:55 AM
Saturday, April 30, 2011 4:44 PMDid you manage to solve the issue?
Saturday, April 30, 2011 5:11 PM
No, I still have the issue :-(
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 12:09 PMModerator
Your not running into the url size limit are you?
Check out http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff919564.aspx That error message will pop up if you have some very long strings, I noticed you said the magic folder word, so you might be nudging it.
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Have you enabled ActiveX for your trusted sites zone. PWA uses an ActiveX object to launch Office Apps.
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Monday, May 30, 2011 12:38 PM
Yes, I enabled ActiveX for my trusted sites zone... with no avail.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 3:42 PM
My user attempted two things and now his problem is resolved. Don't know if it was a combination of both or just the second action.
1. Performed steps outlined in this KB Article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/833714
2. Then had user enable Add Ons in Internet Explorer
1. Go to Tools in IE
2. Click on Internet Options
3. Click on Programs at the top
4. Click on “Manage add-ons” near the bottom
5. Click on Publisher, so you can see all of Microsoft Corporation together
6. Scroll to SharePoint names (May be one or several)
7. Make sure they are all enabled by clicking on the name; the Enable button is towards the bottom.
8. Then click OK and OK and restart IE
Jason J. Jones
Thursday, December 01, 2011 6:28 PM
Try updating your internet explorer.
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 10:55 AM
I had the same issue. One of my user had a issue with windows 7 and office 2010 sp1 he had full installation of office but the plug-ins were not installed, tried to register the dlls manually, re-install tools > share point components, Installed office service packs. But could not resolved.
Finally i removed all office components office + Visio + Project then > restart and re-installed the office 2010, then it start to work.
- Proposed As Answer by Roshan_X Tuesday, March 06, 2012 11:03 AM
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 1:53 PM
Had the same Issue, loste 2 days verifying installation of Office component,
was using IE 64bits. and I had Office 32bits installed !!!
Using IE 32bits ==> work as a charm
Hope this could help
- Proposed As Answer by Chamil Udayanga Thursday, November 08, 2012 12:27 PM
Tuesday, July 03, 2012 9:38 AM
Had the same Issue.
Was using IE 64 bits and Excel 2010 64 bit (alone with Office Tools for Sharepoint) but doesn't work.
I tried with IE 32 bit and Excel 2010 64 bit and works fine.
I think the problem reside in IE 64 bit features.
Hope could Help
- Proposed As Answer by Alessandro Rolla Tuesday, July 03, 2012 9:38 AM
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 9:53 AM
We have SharePoint 2010 enterprise on premise and Office 2010 prof plus 32bit(complete install), win7 ent 64bit. All latest versions.
I have the same error;
in Dutch: "Er is geen Microsoft SharePoint Foundation compatibele toepassing gevonden waarmee het document kan worden bewerkt"
In English: "A Microsoft SharePoint Foundation compatible application could not be found"
When I try to open/edit a Microsoft Word(docx) of Excel(xlsx) document in SharePoint.
I checked IE 64 and 32 bit, but both don't have the mentioned plugins listed.
After reinstall Office 2010 completely I saw an option for SharePoint(see screenshot below), but it didn't make any difference.
Question is; How do you get these plugins?
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 8:46 PMI confirmed that this problem exists when attempting to use IE 64 bit. If I switch to IE 32 bit, it works fine. Just as an FYI to those who are having trouble trying to 'repair' Office or those who are looking for illusive plugins.
Friday, October 12, 2012 5:58 AMYour answer is very helpful Jason. Thank you very much.
Saturday, November 17, 2012 8:19 PM
I am running Windows 8 x64 and Office 2013. I checked the Add-ons in IE 10 and they were all enabled.
I could not understand why I had a problem because I was able to edit documents on my other laptop with the same specs and also when running a Windows 7 x64 VM with Office 2010 on the laptop with the above problem.
The good news is that running an Office 2013 Repair fixed the problem.
Jason, thanks for posting your solution. I think it may help several of my students as they often have browser issues with Publishers' online homework sites.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 7:10 PMThanks for posting about looking at Add-Ons. Had to select "Show: All add-ons" to see the screen pictured, though. My document I had this issue with was an Excel document and I had SharepointOpenXMLDocuments, not SharepointOpenDocumentsClass like pictured, but I disabled and re-enabled it, and the problem went away - at least I was able to click on and open my checked-out Excel document, finally, anyway. Thanks!
Friday, November 23, 2012 2:39 PM
Internet Explorer x64 is currently not an optimal approach since many Microsoft- and thirst-party ActiveX objects still do not support 64 bits. Office 2007/2010 does not ship 64-Bit controls for SharePoint integration, such as single document upload or multiple document upload, or "Connect to Outlook", "Open in Explorer View" and many more. Considering these limitations you may want to use the 32 bit version of Internet Explorer for the future to take benefit of the SharePoint integration features.
The required component / add-ons are simply missing for IE x64 and therefore causing several features not to function, being greyed-out or generate an [error] message once requested, such as "Message from webpage: The document could not be opened for editing".. The Plan Browser Support page (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263526.aspx ) will show you in more detail.
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Wednesday, December 05, 2012 11:44 AM
same issue here :(
my envirement: Office365 SharePoint + Windows 8 Pro x64 + Office 2013 x64 + the file path is 150 chars long
+ the SharePoint addons are enabled in IE.
Any news on this issue?
Thursday, January 10, 2013 7:32 AM
Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:40 AMYes agreed. You need to use IE 32 bit. IE 64 bit will return this error. Works perfectly fine using IE 32 Bit. You should already have 32 Bit IE available on your Windows 7 64 Bit PC - have a look under programs and should be able to see 2 versions of IE in the list (one with a 64 bit post fix and one plain one - the plain one is the 32 bit version).
Give it a try.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 9:10 PM
My user was getting error when trying to click on Excel Web Part and "Open in Excel"
"To open this workbook, your computer must have a version of Microsoft Excel installed and your Web browser must support opening files directly from Excel in the browser."
Checked the Add-ons first and noticed most were not even installed.
Ran the MS Office Repair and after repair was complete, issue disappeared completely
Thursday, April 11, 2013 12:06 PM
I've also problem similar problem.
Windows 7 x64, Office 2010 32bits, Lync, IE 32bits 10 = works with Office 365. After I installed Visio 2013 32bits I cant open SharePoint documents in Excel/Word. When I click open in Excel/Word I got msg 'page unavailable'. I found out that Visio bring SharepointOpenDocumentsClas version 15. So, from appwiz I repaired Office 2010. Now SharePointOpenDocs add-on is versioned as 14 but it still doesn't work.
I use only IE32bits, previously v10 than I downdgrade to 9 - with no effects.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 3:44 PMstill same issue :(
Monday, May 13, 2013 3:29 AM
Win 7, ie9 32bit, office 2010 32bit, lync basic 2013, office 365 small business
If I remove lync 2013 and repair office 2010 it works
if lync 2013 installed it don't,
I need to find a way to remove sharepoint foundation support out of lync basic 2013 so it runs with office 2010,
Any ideas as lync basic 2013 does not come with add/remove features like the full client install