html files open as read only when opened in IE 11, Tools, Edit With RRS feed

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  • Intranet site on a server running Server 2012 R2. Workstations running IE11 on Win 7 Pro 64-bit. Open web page, select an html file originally created and published with Excel (not sure which version). Go to Tools, Edit with, select Excel 2016, file opens in read-only mode. I need it to open in Edit mode.

    Have checked permissions, changing Trust Center settings, saved under a different name, cannot get file to open in edit mode.

    If I go to the server share from same workstation using either the path server\folder\file of file or going in through remote desktop, click on file and select "Open With Excel 2016" the file opens in Edit mode.

    Have also experienced an oddity; in IE settings, Programs, select Excel 2016 to open .htm, .html documents and going under Tools, Open With Excel 2016, document opens in Word 2016 (read-only) instead. What to check? Or is it even possible to open an HTML document in edit mode by using Tools, Open With, in IE11?

    Wednesday, January 31, 2018 10:28 PM

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