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wss2.0 and opening office 2007 files directly from site

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 21, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

When opening a office 2007 file directly from a wss2.0 link, eg. http://sharepointsite/document.docx, I am prompted with the 'Open|Save|Cancel' dialog.

On selecting Open, the file does not open (as it does for an office 2003 file) but prompts me to Save the file.

When opening the file from the document library, it opens directly, just not through a direct link to the file.

Any solutions on how to open the file directly?


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