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  1. BB.

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    Hi,

    Not sure if this belongs here or on the programming page but i have a problem.

    I have a .pps file that i want to link to on a page (will be on a cd)
    Is there any way to force the linked file to open in powerpoint rather than explorer?
    Is it a property in explorer because I have links to PDF files that open in acrobat reader ok but i can't get the pps files to open in powerpoint. or is is something to do with the target property of the link?

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. nux

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    It should open the powerpoint file in whatever is the default handler for that file type on the computer being used.
     
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    That's what I thought, but it keeps opening the file in explorer, I might just give up and change them to PDF.
     
  4. nux

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    You mean opens it in IE?
     
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    Yes the .pps opens in Internet Explorer when linked from the index page. The pdf files open in acrobat reader as expected.

    If i just double click the pps files in windows explorer they open properly into powerpoint.
     
  6. Rezin

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    What version of IE? There might be an add-in or plugin (or whatever) that makes it open in IE, so disabling it might make it open in PowerPoint itself.

    Edit: Actually...

    http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00189.htm
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/162059
     
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    Thanks for the help. IE is too smart for its own good. (or too smart for me to be bothered sorting out)

    Cheers.
     

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