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Edit With is wrong on IE 8

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by JordanN, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. JordanN

    JordanN Flightless Bird

    Our company recently upgraded from IE 6 to IE 8. We save a lot of office
    documents to HTML for the intranet. A lot of times people want to extract
    some of the content for this, that or the other thing and have always chosen
    to "Edit With" or click the application icon and the program that created
    the documents would open. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

    Now in IE 8 it seems the only Edit With option appears to be the default
    editor from the IE options. The default now is Word however I can change it
    to Excel, PP or whatever, but I don't want to have to do it every time. Is
    there a setting that says edit with the app that created it?
     
  2. rob^_^

    rob^_^ Flightless Bird

    Hi Jordan,

    You use Group Policy and/or IEAK Profile assistant to set this corporate
    wide setting.

    Regards.

    "JordanN" <none@here.com> wrote in message
    news:eNaX8PCzKHA.4156@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Our company recently upgraded from IE 6 to IE 8. We save a lot of office
    > documents to HTML for the intranet. A lot of times people want to extract
    > some of the content for this, that or the other thing and have always
    > chosen to "Edit With" or click the application icon and the program that
    > created the documents would open. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
    >
    > Now in IE 8 it seems the only Edit With option appears to be the default
    > editor from the IE options. The default now is Word however I can change
    > it to Excel, PP or whatever, but I don't want to have to do it every time.
    > Is there a setting that says edit with the app that created it?
    >
     
  3. JordanN

    JordanN Flightless Bird

    What setting? Is there one that says use program X or is there a setting
    that says use the program it was created with?

    "rob^_^" <iecustomizer@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:E56A55CD-0E5B-4618-8A11-D6EA58991CBE@microsoft.com...
    > Hi Jordan,
    >
    > You use Group Policy and/or IEAK Profile assistant to set this corporate
    > wide setting.
    >
    > Regards.
    >
    > "JordanN" <none@here.com> wrote in message
    > news:eNaX8PCzKHA.4156@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> Our company recently upgraded from IE 6 to IE 8. We save a lot of office
    >> documents to HTML for the intranet. A lot of times people want to
    >> extract some of the content for this, that or the other thing and have
    >> always chosen to "Edit With" or click the application icon and the
    >> program that created the documents would open. Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
    >> etc.
    >>
    >> Now in IE 8 it seems the only Edit With option appears to be the default
    >> editor from the IE options. The default now is Word however I can change
    >> it to Excel, PP or whatever, but I don't want to have to do it every
    >> time. Is there a setting that says edit with the app that created it?
    >>
     
  4. rob^_^

    rob^_^ Flightless Bird

    Start>Run>GPEdit.msc
    User Configuration>Windows Settings>Internet Explorer Maintenance>Programs

    This will import the current user's program tab settings to a .ins file in
    the system32\Policies folder.

    You can then edit that ins file and change them to whatever.... then (I
    think) you can use the user Profile at client startup to push a copy of that
    ins file to your client workstations... not too sure about that... Not a
    admin).

    Here is the link to the IE8 Readiness toolkit where stipstreaming is
    described.
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/readiness/it-pro.aspx

    Web search
    http://www.google.com/search?q=slipstreaming IE8

    I mostly see slipsteam custom builds in the wild. It allows admin to quickly
    rollout fixes by just re-installing from an image on a server.

    In the deployment folder for your image you should see some .ins files. They
    will contain customizable settings for your client installations of IE.

    Regards.

    "JordanN" <none@here.com> wrote in message
    news:eCZowMIzKHA.244@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > What setting? Is there one that says use program X or is there a setting
    > that says use the program it was created with?
    >
    > "rob^_^" <iecustomizer@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:E56A55CD-0E5B-4618-8A11-D6EA58991CBE@microsoft.com...
    >> Hi Jordan,
    >>
    >> You use Group Policy and/or IEAK Profile assistant to set this corporate
    >> wide setting.
    >>
    >> Regards.
    >>
    >> "JordanN" <none@here.com> wrote in message
    >> news:eNaX8PCzKHA.4156@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>> Our company recently upgraded from IE 6 to IE 8. We save a lot of
    >>> office documents to HTML for the intranet. A lot of times people want
    >>> to extract some of the content for this, that or the other thing and
    >>> have always chosen to "Edit With" or click the application icon and the
    >>> program that created the documents would open. Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
    >>> etc.
    >>>
    >>> Now in IE 8 it seems the only Edit With option appears to be the default
    >>> editor from the IE options. The default now is Word however I can
    >>> change it to Excel, PP or whatever, but I don't want to have to do it
    >>> every time. Is there a setting that says edit with the app that created
    >>> it?
    >>>
     
  5. Jordan

    Jordan Flightless Bird

    Thanks again rob, but this is a little less functionality than we had in IE6

    On our intranet site we have Excel, Word, and PowerPoint documents that are
    saved as HTML files. In IE 6 the edit with command would open the program
    specified in the HTML document's Generator Content tag. For example a PP
    html has:

    <meta name=Generator content="Microsoft PowerPoint 9">

    So IE 6 would offer to edit with PP when opening this document. The GP
    option that is in the IE only specifiies the default editor. Is there a way
    to get this functionality back?

    "rob^_^" <iecustomizer@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:D2FDA032-889F-4CD0-AF5A-4D69EA6E1AF2@microsoft.com...
    > Start>Run>GPEdit.msc
    > User Configuration>Windows Settings>Internet Explorer Maintenance>Programs
    >
    > This will import the current user's program tab settings to a .ins file in
    > the system32\Policies folder.
    >
    > You can then edit that ins file and change them to whatever.... then (I
    > think) you can use the user Profile at client startup to push a copy of
    > that ins file to your client workstations... not too sure about that...
    > Not a admin).
    >
    > Here is the link to the IE8 Readiness toolkit where stipstreaming is
    > described.
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/readiness/it-pro.aspx
    >
    > Web search
    > http://www.google.com/search?q=slipstreaming IE8
    >
    > I mostly see slipsteam custom builds in the wild. It allows admin to
    > quickly rollout fixes by just re-installing from an image on a server.
    >
    > In the deployment folder for your image you should see some .ins files.
    > They will contain customizable settings for your client installations of
    > IE.
    >
    > Regards.
    >
    > "JordanN" <none@here.com> wrote in message
    > news:eCZowMIzKHA.244@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> What setting? Is there one that says use program X or is there a
    >> setting that says use the program it was created with?
    >>
    >> "rob^_^" <iecustomizer@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:E56A55CD-0E5B-4618-8A11-D6EA58991CBE@microsoft.com...
    >>> Hi Jordan,
    >>>
    >>> You use Group Policy and/or IEAK Profile assistant to set this corporate
    >>> wide setting.
    >>>
    >>> Regards.
    >>>
    >>> "JordanN" <none@here.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:eNaX8PCzKHA.4156@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>>> Our company recently upgraded from IE 6 to IE 8. We save a lot of
    >>>> office documents to HTML for the intranet. A lot of times people want
    >>>> to extract some of the content for this, that or the other thing and
    >>>> have always chosen to "Edit With" or click the application icon and the
    >>>> program that created the documents would open. Word, Excel,
    >>>> PowerPoint, etc.
    >>>>
    >>>> Now in IE 8 it seems the only Edit With option appears to be the
    >>>> default editor from the IE options. The default now is Word however I
    >>>> can change it to Excel, PP or whatever, but I don't want to have to do
    >>>> it every time. Is there a setting that says edit with the app that
    >>>> created it?
    >>>>

    >
     
  6. rob^_^

    rob^_^ Flightless Bird

    Hi Jordan,

    I can't play with that environment myself to find out.

    What about using the Discussion bar (Included with Office applications) from
    the View>Explorer Bars>Discussion Bar menu in IE.

    Other than that I can only think of a custom IE extension (Addon) to replace
    the IE6 Edit Command Bar button. I remember now that the Edit Command bar
    button offered the list of Office Web document editors... Edit with Word,
    Edit with Powerpoint, etc...

    mmm. Yep Its still there in IE8.

    To manually display the Edit command bar button in IE8, right click on the
    toolbar area, select 'Customize' from the context menu and find the Edit
    button and position it at the top of the Command bar buttons list.

    Now, tweaking Group Policy to do that for you on an Enterprise wide basis...
    that will be the trick...

    Here is a VB snippet I use to reset the Command bar layout to the default
    (which includes the Edit button)
    If piVersion >= 8 Then
    .DeleteValue HKEY_CURRENT_USER,
    "Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\LowRegistry\CommandBar",
    "CommandBandLayout"
    Else
    .DeleteValue HKEY_CURRENT_USER,
    "Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar",
    "{1E796980-9CC5-11D1-A83F-00C04FC99D61}"
    End If

    You could add a small registry script in your users Profiles to do the same
    (reset the Command bar layout to default each time a user logs on), But no
    (I just tested it... the default Command bar layout does not include the
    Edit button)

    Ummm. Now there's no options in GPEdit to customize the Command bar layout.
    I know how to tweak it but I am looking for paid work at the moment and this
    is not the place to ask. You can ping my email address if you like.
    Messenger would be best. I expect that you would be looking at 8hrs
    professional rates.

    Otherwise the solution is to educate your uses to manually customize their
    Command bar layout to have the Edit button visible.

    I am pretty sure (although I have not used it) that the Office Discussion
    bar is the tool of choice to edit and share Office documents over an
    intranet. Google Docs may offer a similar Enterprise service, but I wouldn't
    know...

    Users access the Discuss Explorer bar from the View>Explorer Bars>Discuss
    menu, or there is also a Command bar button available.

    Regards.

    "Jordan" <none@here.com> wrote in message
    news:#sENdoA0KHA.4328@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Thanks again rob, but this is a little less functionality than we had in
    > IE6
    >
    > On our intranet site we have Excel, Word, and PowerPoint documents that
    > are saved as HTML files. In IE 6 the edit with command would open the
    > program specified in the HTML document's Generator Content tag. For
    > example a PP html has:
    >
    > <meta name=Generator content="Microsoft PowerPoint 9">
    >
    > So IE 6 would offer to edit with PP when opening this document. The GP
    > option that is in the IE only specifiies the default editor. Is there a
    > way to get this functionality back?
    >
    > "rob^_^" <iecustomizer@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:D2FDA032-889F-4CD0-AF5A-4D69EA6E1AF2@microsoft.com...
    >> Start>Run>GPEdit.msc
    >> User Configuration>Windows Settings>Internet Explorer
    >> Maintenance>Programs
    >>
    >> This will import the current user's program tab settings to a .ins file
    >> in the system32\Policies folder.
    >>
    >> You can then edit that ins file and change them to whatever.... then (I
    >> think) you can use the user Profile at client startup to push a copy of
    >> that ins file to your client workstations... not too sure about that...
    >> Not a admin).
    >>
    >> Here is the link to the IE8 Readiness toolkit where stipstreaming is
    >> described.
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/readiness/it-pro.aspx
    >>
    >> Web search
    >> http://www.google.com/search?q=slipstreaming IE8
    >>
    >> I mostly see slipsteam custom builds in the wild. It allows admin to
    >> quickly rollout fixes by just re-installing from an image on a server.
    >>
    >> In the deployment folder for your image you should see some .ins files.
    >> They will contain customizable settings for your client installations of
    >> IE.
    >>
    >> Regards.
    >>
    >> "JordanN" <none@here.com> wrote in message
    >> news:eCZowMIzKHA.244@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>> What setting? Is there one that says use program X or is there a
    >>> setting that says use the program it was created with?
    >>>
    >>> "rob^_^" <iecustomizer@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:E56A55CD-0E5B-4618-8A11-D6EA58991CBE@microsoft.com...
    >>>> Hi Jordan,
    >>>>
    >>>> You use Group Policy and/or IEAK Profile assistant to set this
    >>>> corporate wide setting.
    >>>>
    >>>> Regards.
    >>>>
    >>>> "JordanN" <none@here.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:eNaX8PCzKHA.4156@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>>>> Our company recently upgraded from IE 6 to IE 8. We save a lot of
    >>>>> office documents to HTML for the intranet. A lot of times people want
    >>>>> to extract some of the content for this, that or the other thing and
    >>>>> have always chosen to "Edit With" or click the application icon and
    >>>>> the program that created the documents would open. Word, Excel,
    >>>>> PowerPoint, etc.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Now in IE 8 it seems the only Edit With option appears to be the
    >>>>> default editor from the IE options. The default now is Word however I
    >>>>> can change it to Excel, PP or whatever, but I don't want to have to do
    >>>>> it every time. Is there a setting that says edit with the app that
    >>>>> created it?
    >>>>>

    >>

    >
    >
    >
     
  7. JordanN

    JordanN Flightless Bird

    Customizing the toolbar and adding the "Edit" button is what I need.

    Thanks

    "rob^_^" <iecustomizer@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:6F79279E-DDFF-4D76-BCD2-F50D8B28AD91@microsoft.com...
    > Hi Jordan,
    >
    > I can't play with that environment myself to find out.
    >
    > What about using the Discussion bar (Included with Office applications)
    > from the View>Explorer Bars>Discussion Bar menu in IE.
    >
    > Other than that I can only think of a custom IE extension (Addon) to
    > replace the IE6 Edit Command Bar button. I remember now that the Edit
    > Command bar button offered the list of Office Web document editors... Edit
    > with Word, Edit with Powerpoint, etc...
    >
    > mmm. Yep Its still there in IE8.
    >
    > To manually display the Edit command bar button in IE8, right click on the
    > toolbar area, select 'Customize' from the context menu and find the Edit
    > button and position it at the top of the Command bar buttons list.
    >
    > Now, tweaking Group Policy to do that for you on an Enterprise wide
    > basis... that will be the trick...
    >
    > Here is a VB snippet I use to reset the Command bar layout to the default
    > (which includes the Edit button)
    > If piVersion >= 8 Then
    > .DeleteValue HKEY_CURRENT_USER,
    > "Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\LowRegistry\CommandBar",
    > "CommandBandLayout"
    > Else
    > .DeleteValue HKEY_CURRENT_USER,
    > "Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar",
    > "{1E796980-9CC5-11D1-A83F-00C04FC99D61}"
    > End If
    >
    > You could add a small registry script in your users Profiles to do the
    > same (reset the Command bar layout to default each time a user logs on),
    > But no (I just tested it... the default Command bar layout does not
    > include the Edit button)
    >
    > Ummm. Now there's no options in GPEdit to customize the Command bar
    > layout. I know how to tweak it but I am looking for paid work at the
    > moment and this is not the place to ask. You can ping my email address if
    > you like. Messenger would be best. I expect that you would be looking at
    > 8hrs professional rates.
    >
    > Otherwise the solution is to educate your uses to manually customize their
    > Command bar layout to have the Edit button visible.
    >
    > I am pretty sure (although I have not used it) that the Office Discussion
    > bar is the tool of choice to edit and share Office documents over an
    > intranet. Google Docs may offer a similar Enterprise service, but I
    > wouldn't know...
    >
    > Users access the Discuss Explorer bar from the View>Explorer Bars>Discuss
    > menu, or there is also a Command bar button available.
    >
    > Regards.
    >
    > "Jordan" <none@here.com> wrote in message
    > news:#sENdoA0KHA.4328@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> Thanks again rob, but this is a little less functionality than we had in
    >> IE6
    >>
    >> On our intranet site we have Excel, Word, and PowerPoint documents that
    >> are saved as HTML files. In IE 6 the edit with command would open the
    >> program specified in the HTML document's Generator Content tag. For
    >> example a PP html has:
    >>
    >> <meta name=Generator content="Microsoft PowerPoint 9">
    >>
    >> So IE 6 would offer to edit with PP when opening this document. The GP
    >> option that is in the IE only specifiies the default editor. Is there a
    >> way to get this functionality back?
    >>
    >> "rob^_^" <iecustomizer@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:D2FDA032-889F-4CD0-AF5A-4D69EA6E1AF2@microsoft.com...
    >>> Start>Run>GPEdit.msc
    >>> User Configuration>Windows Settings>Internet Explorer
    >>> Maintenance>Programs
    >>>
    >>> This will import the current user's program tab settings to a .ins file
    >>> in the system32\Policies folder.
    >>>
    >>> You can then edit that ins file and change them to whatever.... then (I
    >>> think) you can use the user Profile at client startup to push a copy of
    >>> that ins file to your client workstations... not too sure about that...
    >>> Not a admin).
    >>>
    >>> Here is the link to the IE8 Readiness toolkit where stipstreaming is
    >>> described.
    >>> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/readiness/it-pro.aspx
    >>>
    >>> Web search
    >>> http://www.google.com/search?q=slipstreaming IE8
    >>>
    >>> I mostly see slipsteam custom builds in the wild. It allows admin to
    >>> quickly rollout fixes by just re-installing from an image on a server.
    >>>
    >>> In the deployment folder for your image you should see some .ins files.
    >>> They will contain customizable settings for your client installations of
    >>> IE.
    >>>
    >>> Regards.
    >>>
    >>> "JordanN" <none@here.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:eCZowMIzKHA.244@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>>> What setting? Is there one that says use program X or is there a
    >>>> setting that says use the program it was created with?
    >>>>
    >>>> "rob^_^" <iecustomizer@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:E56A55CD-0E5B-4618-8A11-D6EA58991CBE@microsoft.com...
    >>>>> Hi Jordan,
    >>>>>
    >>>>> You use Group Policy and/or IEAK Profile assistant to set this
    >>>>> corporate wide setting.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Regards.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "JordanN" <none@here.com> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:eNaX8PCzKHA.4156@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>> Our company recently upgraded from IE 6 to IE 8. We save a lot of
    >>>>>> office documents to HTML for the intranet. A lot of times people
    >>>>>> want to extract some of the content for this, that or the other thing
    >>>>>> and have always chosen to "Edit With" or click the application icon
    >>>>>> and the program that created the documents would open. Word, Excel,
    >>>>>> PowerPoint, etc.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Now in IE 8 it seems the only Edit With option appears to be the
    >>>>>> default editor from the IE options. The default now is Word however
    >>>>>> I can change it to Excel, PP or whatever, but I don't want to have to
    >>>>>> do it every time. Is there a setting that says edit with the app that
    >>>>>> created it?
    >>>>>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>
    >>
     

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