.NET Tutorials, Forums, Interview Questions And Answers
Welcome :Guest
Sign In
Win Surprise Gifts!!!

Top 5 Contributors of the Month
Gaurav Pal
Post New Web Links

Powerpoint ppsx files open as read only in sharepoint with not option to edit

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 02, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
With Powerpoint 20007 in sharepoint(MOSS 2007) the PPSX files are opening in read only mode with no option to edit to be found. 2nd issue is ppsx files do not open on any persons computer as a show.  Is it possible to change this? How do I change this so I can edit the slides? Current "bad" solution is to save to local drive than upload them over the location  on sharepoint. This post was redirected by moderator from: http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/pptshare/thread/9674b463-2195-4bbd-a2e7-526b8cfa4491

View Complete Post

More Related Resource Links

Not always prompted for read-only or EDIT mode, when opening files with IE7, Sharepoint 3.0

Hello Everyone,   We use Sharepoint 3.0 and when I click on a document I get a pop up prompt that asks me whether I want to open the file in READ-ONLY or EDIT mode.   I use a machine with XP Pro that is running IE7.   A user called me today, also running IE7, and when he clicks to open a Sharepoint file he gets a different prompt - a simpler one that just offers OPEN or SAVE.   I don't care that his prompt looks different - the problem is that he is able to open the file, make edits, but then when he closes the file (using Excel) he isn't able to save his changes.   Excel only provides a save-as option for him.   This isn't a permission problem with his ID.   When I login to our Sharepoint 3.0 system as him, with his password (from my machine), I get the usual Read-Only / Edit prompt and when I open a file in EDIT mode I am able to save my changes with no problem.   Any thoughts on this?   Chris

Add edit drop down menu so I can edit pdf files in SharePoint


I have a pdf file that I'd like to open and edit.  The pdf file just opens, and doesn't ask if it should be opened as a read only or edit option.  My colleague is able to select edit mode as a drill down, but I can't figure out how to add this functionality into my document library... does anyone have a solution?

Moved from WinXP to Win7 - don't see choice to open file in read only or edit mode


I just recently moved from Win XP Pro SP3 to Win 7 32-bit Pro. I am logging into domain X normally. Our Sharepoint 2007 server authenticates only on domain Y. So I start Internet Explorer with "run as different user" and provide my domain Y credentials. All fine. 

In win XP, after I did this, when I click on an Excel file on Sharepoint, I would get a dialog asking if I wanted to check out and edit or open as read only. 

In win7, I don't get that choice. The file simply opens, and I get a bar at the top which allows me to check out the file if I wanted to. 

How can I restore the functionality I used to have, with the dialog for checking out the file before opening it?

Download the PowerPoint Files Used in Sessions During the SharePoint Conference

View PowerPoint files that represent a selection of the ten most popular SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010 developer track sessions at the conference.

Sharepoint permission to add files but not to edit

Hi all, I delevoped one certification process in Sharepoint 2007. I upload in a document list some training material to the user read. After this, the users must do a test composed by 10 question about the subjects inside the training material. If the user answer correcty to 8 or more questions, the user is certified and I create the certification word documenht in another document list based on a template document designed by me. I have a workflow to do this. The problem is that the workflow run when the user finish the questionary. I must give permission to the user that starts the workflow to add documents in the certification document library for the case if gets more than 8 questions correct to create the certification document, but I don't want that the user can change the documento to not change the score in it. So, for this document library, I must give access to add but not to edit documents. I create a new level permissions, and I checked the permissions to add and view, and I unchecked the edit and dele permissions, but when I do this, the workflow gives an error saying that don't have permission to create a item in that document list. If I check the edit checkbox, the workflow runs without problem but the user can change the document. How can I solve this problem? Regards, Daniel

Document is read-only in SharePoint, but user sees "check out" option in Office 2007 / Word / Excel

I am finding that when there is a document library in SharePoint with checkin/checkout required, if a user with read-only ("Visitor") permissions opens a document from that library, the document will open as read-only in Word, Excel, etc., but the user will see the "Server Document" bar with the message "To modify this document, you must check it out" and the "check out" button.  When the user tries to check the document out, they are asked to authenticate, and then receive the error "Cannot perform this operation.  The file has been deleted or someone else has it checked out."    How is it possible to prevent a user with read-only rights in SharePoint from seeing the "Check out" option in Word or Excel?

Use SSIS to read files in SharePoint library

Hi,I'm trying to use SSIS to read data from an Excel file in a SharePoint document library and I am having some problems with it.First I tried to use the Excel file as a source file in an Excel Source task which worked well in BIDS but not on the SQL server. ("CANNOTACQUIRECONNECTIONFROMCONNECTIONMANAGER")Next I tried to read data from an Excel file on the SQL server file system which worked well on the SQL server.Next I tried to use a File System Task to copy the Excel file to the SQL server file system. This also worked well in BIDS but not on the SQL server. ("The file name \\sharepoint\mylibrary\myfile.xls specified in the connection was not valid.")I have also tried to let the SQL server agent run on a domain account that is set up as a reader on the SharePoint document library without success.Where am I going wrong?

Blocking Edit Document for Read only users in SharePoint 2007

I'm trying to create a group in one of my sites that is Read only - truly read only.  Seems no matter what I do, the users can click on Edit Document, check out, check in, and the document is changed.  It doesn't show as changed in the Modified or Modified By columns, but the changes I make to test are there.  How do I create a group that can open a document, but can NOT check it out, can NOT Edit Document, and then check it back in?

lost edit page option in sharepoint



  I created a couple of sharepoint sites from a parent site created by my manager, I have full control privileges and created each page the same way, but for some reason i have lost the edit page option on some pages. I checked with our "helpless" desk, and they claim no pages are checked out and my permissions are as they should be. they claim i removed the option through sharepoint designer, but at no point "atleast not intentionally" did i remove this option from the page. can someone tell me how to restore this option? or do i just have to start from scratch.



All documents open as Read Only in Office 2010 from SharePoint 2007


I have recently installed Office 2010 and now when I select "Edit in Microsoft Word" from a SharePoint document library, the document will only open as Read Only.  I am running SharePoint 2007 SP1, I have admin rights to the workstation, server, sharepoint list and document.

I have tried the registry entry " OpenDocumentsReadWriteWhileBrowsing = 1 " but that has made no difference.  I have also run webfldrs.msi with no effect.  The website is a trusted site and I have switched off all of the protected view options.

Any help welcome!

sharepoint-2010 how to open files that prompt for save or cancel

In SharePoint 2010, there is a new setting at the web application level called Browser File Handling (Fig. 1). You get to this setting with these steps:
.Central Admin > Application Management > Manage Web Applications
.Single-click the row of your web application
.Click General Settings in the ribbon
.Scroll down to Browser File Handling and select Permissive

Browser File Handling settings

By default, this is set to Strict when creating a web application. However, this causes issues in many ways related to opening certain files from SharePoint. The most obvious example is with PDFs. When set to Strict, a PDF can only be Saved (downloaded), but in Permissive mode, the PDF can be opened directly. For instance, here are the different results when clicking on a PDF in a SharePoint 2010 Document Library:

Opening a PDF in Strict mode

Opening a PDF in Permissive mode

As you can see, in Strict mode, I am prompted to Save or Cancel In Permissive mode, the PDF immediately opens without being prompted and in my case, my PDFs open in the browser by default (this is a setting you can change).

Another way this issue manifests itself is when opening versions in an InfoPath form library. Someone posted this issue on the forums, and when I didn''t experience the same issue, I immediately thought of Browser File Handling. Mine was alre

SharePoint document migration challenges when migrating files and folders

There are several challenges when migrating documents to Microsoft SharePoint. While these challenges can be overcome, they are a real pain if the migration source, content and file systems are not SharePoint friendly.

SharePoint and Open XML: Generating Documents from SharePoint Using Open XML Content Controls


This article describes how to generate documents that contain data stored in SharePoint lists. The example demonstrates how OpenXML content controls can be defined to capture list data in a Word document and how LINQ to XML can be used to query the lists. The documents are generated from a SharePoint Web Part.

Eric White

MSDN Magazine October 2009

Office Space: Building Office Open XML Files


This new column explores how you can extend and customize Microsoft Office System applications and file formats.

Ted Pattison

MSDN Magazine February 2007

Read Only / Edit Prompt window


Dear all,

As a default, my SharePoint farms are showing a pop up window from IE asking if users want to open the doc in read only or in edit mode. Is there a way to get rid of this window as chose one of the options for default? Where can I do this?

Thanks in advance.




Can I open the "new" menu in a SharePoint Document Library using Dragon NaturallySpeaking?


When a user, who uses Dragon NaturallySpeaking, says "new" when viewing a Document Library the default content type is selected and the associated application (e.g. Microsoft Word) is launched. This scenario is okay for Content Type selection since the Microsoft Office applications will prompt for the metadata once the file is saved.

If the user needs to create new folders in the Document Library however they need to expand the "new" dropdown menu.

What is the best way for someone using Dragon NaturallySpeaking to expand the "new" menu for a Document Library in SharePoint?

sharepoint search pdf files using metadata and also the content inside pdf

I am a novice to sharepoint search can anyone give some ideas on how to integrate search at a subsite level (only to that subsite) which has pdf documents with metadata associated with it the search should also search the content within the pdf and libraries and list metatdata in Moss 2007

ASP.NetWindows Application  .NET Framework  C#  VB.Net  ADO.Net  
Sql Server  SharePoint  Silverlight  Others  All   

Hall of Fame    Twitter   Terms of Service    Privacy Policy    Contact Us    Archives   Tell A Friend