1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 17, 2011 9:58 AM by geoff garcia RSS

    Launching Excel from a Portal Link


      We link to a lot of documents on our our network drives using publisher ie. file://\\<server>\<fileshare>\<file>.doc which has been working fine for us.

      However a client wants to be able to launch Word, or Excel from a Portal link. Now all computer already have Office installed.

      So I thought I could make a link and just point at the .exe like pointing to a file.

      The path if Excel.exe is C:/Program%20Files/Microsoft%20Office/OFFICE11/excel.exe

      So I used file:///C:/Program%20Files/Microsoft%20Office/OFFICE11/excel.exe (which works when I put it in IE or Start->run), but in the portal - nothing happens - no error - just sits there. I also tried file:\\C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\excel.exe

      Any suggestions on how to get it to launch off their desktop?