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Opening Document in Client Applications RRS feed

  • Question

  • When you look at the advanced properties for a document library, one of the settings is "Opening Documents in the Browser" and currently has the following options:-

    Open in the client application

    Open in the browser

    Use the server default (open in the browser)

    What feature do I need to activate/deacivate in order to change the "Use the server default" from open in the browser to open in client application.

    Wednesday, March 7, 2012 2:19 PM

Answers

  •  

    Hi,

    You need to active Open Documents in Client Applications by Default feature from Site Actions>Site Settings>site collection features.

    How documents open in SharePoint varies depending on whether the OpenInClient feature is present, and either enabled or disabled:

    Ÿ   If the OpenInClient feature is not present and Office Web Apps is not installed, documents will open in the client application (SharePoint default).

    Ÿ   If the OpenInClient feature is not present, Office Web Apps is installed and Office Web Apps service applications are activated, documents will open in the browser (Office Web Apps default).

    Ÿ   If the OpenInClient Feature is present and enabled, and Office Web Apps service applications are activated, documents will open in the client application.

    Ÿ   If the OpenInClient Feature is present and disabled, and Office Web Apps service applications are activated, documents in will open in the browser.

    For more information, please check this:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee837425.aspx#bkmk_set__sc

    Thanks


    Pengyu Zhao

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Wayne Fan Friday, March 16, 2012 8:44 AM
    Friday, March 9, 2012 2:10 AM

All replies

  • Good question!

    This is a feature you can activate at site collection level.


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    Wednesday, March 7, 2012 2:31 PM
  • Hello!

    Please try in powershell:

    Enable-SPFeature 8a4b8de2-6fd8-41e9-923c-c7c3c00f8295 -url http://xyz

    Br,

    Ronald

    Wednesday, March 7, 2012 3:33 PM
  •  

    Hi,

    You need to active Open Documents in Client Applications by Default feature from Site Actions>Site Settings>site collection features.

    How documents open in SharePoint varies depending on whether the OpenInClient feature is present, and either enabled or disabled:

    Ÿ   If the OpenInClient feature is not present and Office Web Apps is not installed, documents will open in the client application (SharePoint default).

    Ÿ   If the OpenInClient feature is not present, Office Web Apps is installed and Office Web Apps service applications are activated, documents will open in the browser (Office Web Apps default).

    Ÿ   If the OpenInClient Feature is present and enabled, and Office Web Apps service applications are activated, documents will open in the client application.

    Ÿ   If the OpenInClient Feature is present and disabled, and Office Web Apps service applications are activated, documents in will open in the browser.

    For more information, please check this:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee837425.aspx#bkmk_set__sc

    Thanks


    Pengyu Zhao

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Wayne Fan Friday, March 16, 2012 8:44 AM
    Friday, March 9, 2012 2:10 AM