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    Linking to Excel spreadsheet from a webpage

    Hi,

    I would like to know how to create an HTML link to an Excel spreadsheet that is for viewing only, without the browser prompting save/open.

    Can it be done?

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    Nope..... Excell is a MS only app and even if the user had excell on their machine it would still open it up in Excell, not the browser..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dc dalton
    Nope..... Excell is a MS only app and even if the user had excell on their machine it would still open it up in Excell, not the browser..
    It will/can open in the browser calling the Excell core files as a plugin (if things are set on the client's computer).
    I just tested it before responding.

    To more specifically answer the question, you cannot bypass the save/open prompt and force one condition or the other. That is client-side and it is up to the user how they set their OS to handle links that are not associated with their browser.
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