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SharePoint web part opening in PowerPoint instead of displaying on page

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  • Hi,

    I have a SharePoint 2003 environment. Some pages contain web parts that display .ppt PowerPoint files. This works great on IE6. On IE8, instead of displaying them, the browser prompts me to download them or simply opens them in PowerPoint.

    Please help.

    Sunday, February 03, 2013 2:05 PM

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  • Well I found the solution,

    You need to change some registry keys.

    HKEYLM\SOFTWARE\PowerPoint.8

    Change the BrowserFlag from 000000a to 0 in Hex

    There are more folders called PowerPoint.4/7/12 etc...change all of them if the key exists there.

    • Marked as answer by Tomer Agmon Monday, February 04, 2013 9:40 AM
    Monday, February 04, 2013 9:40 AM

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  • Hi,

    f12>Networking tab, click "Start Capturing"

    find out which mime-type your server is configured for pptx and ppt files. Adjust your web servers mime-type associations accordingly.


    Rob^_^

    Sunday, February 03, 2013 7:27 PM
  • Hi,

    Did you mean I should assign Internet Explorer to open .pptx files? Cause that just made it prompt me to save or open the .pptx file with IE.

    Anyways it did not work but tahnks anyways.

    Any other suggestions?

    Monday, February 04, 2013 8:24 AM
  • Well I found the solution,

    You need to change some registry keys.

    HKEYLM\SOFTWARE\PowerPoint.8

    Change the BrowserFlag from 000000a to 0 in Hex

    There are more folders called PowerPoint.4/7/12 etc...change all of them if the key exists there.

    • Marked as answer by Tomer Agmon Monday, February 04, 2013 9:40 AM
    Monday, February 04, 2013 9:40 AM