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Monday, November 21, 2011

How to Control the OpenDocument Behavior in Office 365 SharePoint Online (Via Jesper Osgaard1)

Extracted from the original post

As described in an earlier blog post SharePoint Online comes with a very useful template "Express Team Site", from which you can easily fire up Office documents by clicking the built in icons (see below). Default behavior is that the document opens in the Office rich client if such is installed on the PC. If no Office is installed on the PC, the document will open up in Office Web Apps.

Some of you are perhaps wondering if you can in fact force the latter - make the documents open up in Office Web Apps no matter what. It can be done by disabling an add-on in IE (see how to further down in this blog post).

If you disable this add-on the behavior will change as follows:

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