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How to launch Excel via IE

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Terry Bennett, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. Terry Bennett

    Terry Bennett Flightless Bird

    I have a simple web page and need one of the links to launch an Excel
    spreadhseet (3 tabs) in a separate window. I have tried saving the
    spreadhseet as: Web Page, Single File Web Page, XML Spreadsheet, etc but
    none of these seem to work. The 'Web Page' option appears OK in the HTML
    Editor but then doesn't run on the site (I have copied all of the associated
    files across).

    Any ideas?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Don Varnau

    Don Varnau Flightless Bird

    Hi,
    To open the link in a new window or tab you could use "target="_blank" See:
    http://www.w3schools.com/HTML/html_links.asp The linked page may open in
    either a new window or a new tab, depending on the user's settings.

    Why are you not simply linking to the XLS file? The XLS file may or may not
    open in a browser window (again) depending on the user's settings.
    -
    Hope this helps,
    Don
    [MS MVP- IE]


    "Terry Bennett" <terry.bennett1@virgin.net> wrote in message
    news:%23KVCYZK2KHA.5680@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > I have a simple web page and need one of the links to launch an Excel
    > spreadhseet (3 tabs) in a separate window. I have tried saving the
    > spreadhseet as: Web Page, Single File Web Page, XML Spreadsheet, etc but
    > none of these seem to work. The 'Web Page' option appears OK in the HTML
    > Editor but then doesn't run on the site (I have copied all of the

    associated
    > files across).
    >
    > Any ideas?
    >
    > Thanks.
     
  3. Terry Bennett

    Terry Bennett Flightless Bird

    Thanks Don.

    The .xls file doesn't show as an option in my Editor so that I can create a
    link - hence the dilemma. I'm not too proficient at going straight into the
    HTML code but is there a way I can create this link - it would seem the
    easier option?



    "Don Varnau" <don_04[at]varnau[dot]org> wrote in message
    news:-OPQeGkK2KHA.5212@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Hi,
    > To open the link in a new window or tab you could use "target="_blank"
    > See:
    > http://www.w3schools.com/HTML/html_links.asp The linked page may open in
    > either a new window or a new tab, depending on the user's settings.
    >
    > Why are you not simply linking to the XLS file? The XLS file may or may
    > not
    > open in a browser window (again) depending on the user's settings.
    > -
    > Hope this helps,
    > Don
    > [MS MVP- IE]
    >
    >
    > "Terry Bennett" <terry.bennett1@virgin.net> wrote in message
    > news:%23KVCYZK2KHA.5680@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> I have a simple web page and need one of the links to launch an Excel
    >> spreadhseet (3 tabs) in a separate window. I have tried saving the
    >> spreadhseet as: Web Page, Single File Web Page, XML Spreadsheet, etc but
    >> none of these seem to work. The 'Web Page' option appears OK in the HTML
    >> Editor but then doesn't run on the site (I have copied all of the

    > associated
    >> files across).
    >>
    >> Any ideas?
    >>
    >> Thanks.

    >
     
  4. Terry Bennett

    Terry Bennett Flightless Bird

    Don - think I may have managed it by 'fiddling' with the code!

    Thanks.


    "Terry Bennett" <terry.bennett1@virgin.net> wrote in message
    news:eDkLRFL2KHA.1624@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Thanks Don.
    >
    > The .xls file doesn't show as an option in my Editor so that I can create
    > a link - hence the dilemma. I'm not too proficient at going straight into
    > the HTML code but is there a way I can create this link - it would seem
    > the easier option?
    >
    >
    >
    > "Don Varnau" <don_04[at]varnau[dot]org> wrote in message
    > news:-OPQeGkK2KHA.5212@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> Hi,
    >> To open the link in a new window or tab you could use "target="_blank"
    >> See:
    >> http://www.w3schools.com/HTML/html_links.asp The linked page may open in
    >> either a new window or a new tab, depending on the user's settings.
    >>
    >> Why are you not simply linking to the XLS file? The XLS file may or may
    >> not
    >> open in a browser window (again) depending on the user's settings.
    >> -
    >> Hope this helps,
    >> Don
    >> [MS MVP- IE]
    >>
    >>
    >> "Terry Bennett" <terry.bennett1@virgin.net> wrote in message
    >> news:%23KVCYZK2KHA.5680@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>> I have a simple web page and need one of the links to launch an Excel
    >>> spreadhseet (3 tabs) in a separate window. I have tried saving the
    >>> spreadhseet as: Web Page, Single File Web Page, XML Spreadsheet, etc but
    >>> none of these seem to work. The 'Web Page' option appears OK in the
    >>> HTML
    >>> Editor but then doesn't run on the site (I have copied all of the

    >> associated
    >>> files across).
    >>>
    >>> Any ideas?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks.

    >>

    >
    >
     
  5. Rob

    Rob Flightless Bird

    Terry Bennett <terry.bennett1@virgin.net> wrote:
    > Thanks Don.
    >
    > The .xls file doesn't show as an option in my Editor so that I can create a
    > link - hence the dilemma. I'm not too proficient at going straight into the
    > HTML code but is there a way I can create this link - it would seem the
    > easier option?


    Just create a file with the same name as your .xls but with the .htm
    extension. Then link to that file. Once this is done, go to the html
    view of your editor and change the .html extension into .xls. Delete
    the .html file. Now it should work.
     
  6. Terry Bennett

    Terry Bennett Flightless Bird

    Thanks Rob

    "Rob" <nomail@example.com> wrote in message
    news:slrnhs10sb.gom.nomail@xs8.xs4all.nl...
    > Terry Bennett <terry.bennett1@virgin.net> wrote:
    >> Thanks Don.
    >>
    >> The .xls file doesn't show as an option in my Editor so that I can create
    >> a
    >> link - hence the dilemma. I'm not too proficient at going straight into
    >> the
    >> HTML code but is there a way I can create this link - it would seem the
    >> easier option?

    >
    > Just create a file with the same name as your .xls but with the .htm
    > extension. Then link to that file. Once this is done, go to the html
    > view of your editor and change the .html extension into .xls. Delete
    > the .html file. Now it should work.
     
  7. Don Varnau

    Don Varnau Flightless Bird

    "Rob" <nomail@example.com> wrote in message
    news:slrnhs10sb.gom.nomail@xs8.xs4all.nl...

    > Terry Bennett <terry.bennett1@virgin.net> wrote:
    > > Thanks Don.
    > >
    > > The .xls file doesn't show as an option in my Editor so that I can

    create a
    > > link - hence the dilemma. I'm not too proficient at going straight into

    the
    > > HTML code but is there a way I can create this link - it would seem the
    > > easier option?


    > Just create a file with the same name as your .xls but with the .htm
    > extension. Then link to that file. Once this is done, go to the html
    > view of your editor and change the .html extension into .xls. Delete
    > the .html file. Now it should work.


    Thanks Rob. I think I had a similar problem with Dreamweaver once. My
    solution was to stop using Dreamweaver. ;-)

    Don
     

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