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Sps2013 : Download Docx files instead of opening in OWA but only for a specific site

    Question

  • Hello everybody,

    Some users in my organisation have a request :

    On a specific SharePoint Site (with anonymous access), they need to download DOCX files, instead of opening in OWA.

    I have no idea haw to do that :-(

    maybe someone can help me ?

    Thank you


    Monday, March 06, 2017 2:26 PM

Answers

  • Enable/Disable opening documents in client applications at Site collection level.
    You can change the default behavior of opening the documents in browser to Opening them in Office client application by activating the feature "Open Documents in Client Application by Default" at site collection level. Here are the steps:
    • Log into SharePoint site >> Go to Site Settings.
    • Click Site collection features under Site Collection Administration section.
    • Activate "Open Documents in Client Application by Default" feature
    This feature suppresses Office Web Apps in SharePoint 2013 site collection. 
    enable open documents in client application to Disable Office Web Apps in SharePoint
    Click on "Ok". After changing this setting, when users click the document in SharePoint site, it will be opened with Office client application by default. These steps remains same to disable office web apps in SharePoint online as well.

    Read more: http://www.sharepointdiary.com/2014/08/disable-office-web-apps-enable-open-in-client-sharepoint.html

    Avijit Sur

    Monday, March 06, 2017 4:14 PM

All replies

  • Enable/Disable opening documents in client applications at Site collection level.
    You can change the default behavior of opening the documents in browser to Opening them in Office client application by activating the feature "Open Documents in Client Application by Default" at site collection level. Here are the steps:
    • Log into SharePoint site >> Go to Site Settings.
    • Click Site collection features under Site Collection Administration section.
    • Activate "Open Documents in Client Application by Default" feature
    This feature suppresses Office Web Apps in SharePoint 2013 site collection. 
    enable open documents in client application to Disable Office Web Apps in SharePoint
    Click on "Ok". After changing this setting, when users click the document in SharePoint site, it will be opened with Office client application by default. These steps remains same to disable office web apps in SharePoint online as well.

    Read more: http://www.sharepointdiary.com/2014/08/disable-office-web-apps-enable-open-in-client-sharepoint.html

    Avijit Sur

    Monday, March 06, 2017 4:14 PM
  • It Work \o/

    Thank you very much

    • Marked as answer by LB72 Friday, June 09, 2017 2:52 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by LB72 Friday, June 09, 2017 2:52 PM
    Tuesday, April 04, 2017 10:06 AM
  • Hi LB72,

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    Grace Wang


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    Wednesday, April 05, 2017 1:14 AM