How do I create a link in HTML that will open a file using EXCEL?

Discussion in 'HTML' started by jacky.newsgroup@gmail.com, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. Guest

    Hi,

    How do I create a link in HTML that will open a file using EXCEL?

    <a href="../../../Program%20Files/Microsoft%20Office/OFFICE11/
    exCEL.EXE" "\\network\a.txt">
    this</a>


    I tried this but didn't work. It only launch EXCEL
     
    , Aug 3, 2007
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  2. Ed Mullen Guest

    wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > How do I create a link in HTML that will open a file using EXCEL?
    >
    > <a href="../../../Program%20Files/Microsoft%20Office/OFFICE11/
    > exCEL.EXE" "\\network\a.txt">
    > this</a>
    >
    >
    > I tried this but didn't work. It only launch EXCEL
    >


    Why not just make the link be to the .xls file and tell your browser to
    use Excel to handle that filetype?

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    Ed Mullen, Aug 3, 2007
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