Office 2003 documents always open in Read-Only Mode RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    We have a sharepoint farm, where we have a number of excel documents (2003  version). The documents open properly in browser for the first time. But when we try to open them again in the browser, they open in Read-Only mode. This is very frustrating to the business users.

    The users are able to check out the document, but when they click on the document link, it is opened in Read-Only mode.

    Any suggestions on how to avoid this?

    Thanks in advance

    - Sridhar
    Please visit my blog SharePointSchool.net for getting started with SharePoint 2010
    Thursday, February 10, 2011 11:59 AM


All replies

  • Refer to the following URL http://support.microsoft.com/kb/870853
    • Marked as answer by Peng Lei Thursday, February 17, 2011 8:37 AM
    Thursday, February 10, 2011 12:33 PM
  • Given your sig ("for getting started with SharePoint 2010"), are you using a SP 2010 product?

    Moderator pre-2010 forums

    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    Thursday, February 10, 2011 2:48 PM
  • Hi, Document libraries, collections of files that can be shared with team members based on the Web Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services. In my case it was a list of files to a Web application that was a list of SharePoint documents to the user is authorized to read and edit. This list was applied using a custom SharePoint web service, covering in my next post for SharePoint (Create custom SharePoint web service).
    Friday, February 11, 2011 11:24 AM