6 Replies Latest reply on Aug 14, 2007 10:29 AM by Newsgroup_User

    word docs inside a browser

    surfinIan
      I was told i would need word installed on the server. I have tried various header methods to no avail... i keep getting the download prompt.

      Does anyone know if I need to install word on the server and if so how consistant is it in displaying the document across the different browsers

      thanks for any insight
      ian

        • 1. Re: word docs inside a browser
          Level 7
          Going back a step, what is it you are trying to accomplish?

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          • 2. Re: word docs inside a browser
            Level 7
            To show a Word doc in a browser, the end user needs the activex control
            installed in their browser that is a Word viewer. Word docs do not display
            in browsers. Putting Word on the server does nothing.

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            "surfinIan" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
            news:f9rjl1$fpp$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            >I was told i would need word installed on the server. I have tried various
            > header methods to no avail... i keep getting the download prompt.
            >
            > Does anyone know if I need to install word on the server and if so how
            > consistant is it in displaying the document across the different browsers
            >
            > thanks for any insight
            > ian
            >
            >
            >


            • 3. Re: word docs inside a browser
              surfinIan Level 1
              the idea was to allow subscribers to upload a small word doc to the server. I use php/mysql to store the path and save the uploaded file to a folder. The idea is that the visitor to the site can look at a list of these docs and then click the link and view the document "in-line" on the browser....and not download it.

              If Tom is right then so be it... any other comments before i mark this as closed?
              thanks Tom for your reply.
              • 4. Re: word docs inside a browser
                Level 7
                On Tue, 14 Aug 2007 13:37:31 +0000 (UTC), "surfinIan"
                <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote:

                > If Tom is right then so be it... any other comments before i mark this as
                >closed?
                > thanks Tom for your reply.

                Tom is right. If the user has the ActiveX control and has the browser
                configured to use it to display Word docs in the browser, that's what
                will happen. If the user does not have the ActiveX or does not have the
                browser configured to show Word docs, there's nothing you can do about
                it.
                • 5. Re: word docs inside a browser
                  surfinIan Level 1
                  Thanks both to Tom and Gary for your help on this.
                  • 6. Re: word docs inside a browser
                    Level 7
                    On Tue, 14 Aug 2007 15:10:21 +0000 (UTC), "surfinIan"
                    <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote:

                    >Thanks both to Tom and Gary for your help on this.

                    You're welcome.