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I have two links on a page. One goes to an excel spreadsheet and the other goes to a powerpoint. If you click on the excel it prompts you to down load it or open it. IF you click on the powerpoint.....it opens it in the browser.....why does that happen? -- J.Daly structure:interactive Ph: 616-364-7423 Fx: 616-364-6941 [url]http://www.structureinteractive.com[/url]...

  1. #1

    Default Powerpoint

    I have two links on a page.

    One goes to an excel spreadsheet and the other goes to a powerpoint.

    If you click on the excel it prompts you to down load it or open it.

    IF you click on the powerpoint.....it opens it in the browser.....why does
    that happen?

    --
    J.Daly
    structure:interactive
    Ph: 616-364-7423
    Fx: 616-364-6941

    [url]http://www.structureinteractive.com[/url]




    Irishmaninusa Guest

  2. #2

    Default Re: Powerpoint

    Because the user either does not have Excel installed on his computer or
    does not have "browse in same window" enabled and has "confirm open after
    download" enabled for the xls extension in his file association properties,
    possibly. Either that, or you're returning the xls file as an unknown file
    type, but if you're just linking right to an xls file on the server, that
    shouldn't be the case.

    Whether xls opens in the browser or downloads for opening in Excel is a
    client-side settings.

    Ray at work

    "Irishmaninusa" <jrdaly3nospamattbi.com> wrote in message
    news:%23L36%23gtUDHA.2164TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > I have two links on a page.
    >
    > One goes to an excel spreadsheet and the other goes to a powerpoint.
    >
    > If you click on the excel it prompts you to down load it or open it.
    >
    > IF you click on the powerpoint.....it opens it in the browser.....why does
    > that happen?
    >
    > --
    > J.Daly
    > structure:interactive
    > Ph: 616-364-7423
    > Fx: 616-364-6941
    >
    > [url]http://www.structureinteractive.com[/url]
    >
    >
    >
    >

    Ray at Guest

  3. #3

    Default Re: Powerpoint

    The behaviour of the excel file is the desired behaviour for the powerpoint
    presentation

    "Ray at <%=sLocation%>" <myfirstname at lane34 dot com> wrote in message
    news:Ox3c4WvUDHA.1928TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > Because the user either does not have Excel installed on his computer or
    > does not have "browse in same window" enabled and has "confirm open after
    > download" enabled for the xls extension in his file association
    properties,
    > possibly. Either that, or you're returning the xls file as an unknown
    file
    > type, but if you're just linking right to an xls file on the server, that
    > shouldn't be the case.
    >
    > Whether xls opens in the browser or downloads for opening in Excel is a
    > client-side settings.
    >
    > Ray at work
    >
    > "Irishmaninusa" <jrdaly3nospamattbi.com> wrote in message
    > news:%23L36%23gtUDHA.2164TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > > I have two links on a page.
    > >
    > > One goes to an excel spreadsheet and the other goes to a powerpoint.
    > >
    > > If you click on the excel it prompts you to down load it or open it.
    > >
    > > IF you click on the powerpoint.....it opens it in the browser.....why
    does
    > > that happen?
    > >
    > > --
    > > J.Daly
    > > structure:interactive
    > > Ph: 616-364-7423
    > > Fx: 616-364-6941
    > >
    > > [url]http://www.structureinteractive.com[/url]
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    >
    >

    Irishmaninusa Guest

  4. #4

    Default Re: Powerpoint

    Hi,

    How large is your PPt file? This error occurs if the filesize cannot be
    handled by the Xtra. There is actually no fixed file size limitation for the
    PP Import Xtra - it depends on the medias used in the PPT. To make this
    work, you'll need to break apart your PowerPoint presentation into multiple
    files then just import them one at a time.

    Regards,

    Mike Soriano
    Macromedia Technical Support

    "greko" <webforumsusermacromedia.com> wrote in message
    news:bgudgm$qio$1forums.macromedia.com...
    > I have a powerpoint presentation (15 slices), save PPT as version 4.0.
    When I tried to import it using extras (dir 8.5) and using the Powerpoint
    import options as default, I get an error. "An error occured, Property
    access error: Argument out of valid range". I rename the original and
    re-save it as PP 4.0 with no success.
    >
    > Any help will be greatly appreciated
    >
    >

    Mike Soriano Guest

  5. #5

    Default Powerpoint

    I want to use Director as a fancy splash screen when some one inserts the cd I am making. I will use the autorun to launch my projector file.

    I am trying to make a button that will launch my powerpoint presentation.

    I also want to make a button which will launch the powerpoint viewer installation program if they do not have powerpoint on their system.

    Thank you in advance for any suggestions.

    Best regards,
    Dave

    [email]dave.nobleegeminusa.com[/email]


    davenoble webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

  6. #6

    Default Re: Powerpoint

    Hi..

    Director has an in built command called open with...which can be used...but mostly a lot of people use an xtra to do the job. You can use the buddy api xtra which allows you to open a file by it's associated program..for example opening template.ppt will open Powepoint...it also gives you access to the system itself.

    you mentioned that you want another button to start the installer for the viewer,if your application detects there's no viewer on the target system. This check you'll have to do...you can simply use buddy api's find file to see if the exe is there on the user's system and then decide your course og action. You can download buddy api at:[url]www.mods.com.au/budapi/[/url].... you'll have to register if u want to use all functions...till you register you can use 2 functions without any problems....

    Vj
    vij010 Guest

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