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How to save excel from webpage?

me
I have a webpage containing a link to a spreadsheet
<a href="somefilename.xls">click</a>

When the link is clicked a spreadsheet opens in internet explorer
using some sort of excel COM object.
I would like to enable the user to edit the spreadsheet and then
save the changes in the existing file. How ever IE only offers
"save as" not "save" and it dosent suggest the original filename.
The users already have write acces to the area where the excel
sheet is published. How do i make IE suggest the original filename
or enable the "save" menu??
Jul 19 '05 #1
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me wrote:
I have a webpage containing a link to a spreadsheet
<a href="somefilename.xls">click</a>

When the link is clicked a spreadsheet opens in internet explorer
using some sort of excel COM object.
I would like to enable the user to edit the spreadsheet and then
save the changes in the existing file. How ever IE only offers
"save as" not "save" and it dosent suggest the original filename.
The users already have write acces to the area where the excel
sheet is published. How do i make IE suggest the original filename
or enable the "save" menu??


I'm assuming that this is an intranet ..?

You could try specifying the link so that it is a full link to the file
from the perspective of the user's machine. For example, if the file is
stored on a fileserver mapped to the user's F drive, then you could
specify the path as:

<a href="F:\Accounts\April03\somefilename.xls">click</a>

Alternatively, try a UNC path:

<a href="\\FileServer\Accounts\April03\somefilename.x ls">click</a>

This is supposition, and is not tested! :)

Drew

Jul 19 '05 #2

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