Friday, February 12, 2010

Office programs open documents in read-only

When you open a Microsoft Office 2003 or a 2007 Microsoft Office document in Microsoft Internet Explorer, the document opens with read-only permissions, and you cannot make changes to the document.

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    This problem can be solved depending on the office version with a registry key unter HKEY_Current_User

  • For Office XP
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Common\Internet\OpenDocumentsReadWriteWhileBrowsing = 1
  • For Office 2003
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Common\Internet\OpenDocumentsReadWriteWhileBrowsing = 1
  • For the 2007 Office system
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Common\Internet\OpenDocumentsReadWriteWhileBrowsing = 1
  • Browse to the key KEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Common\Internet


    Create a new dword


    Enter the name of the dword Value "OpenDocumentsReadWriteWhileBrowsing"


    Enter the value 1 to activate this feature.

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