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Force Internet Explorer to Hand Off Word Documents

Trying to edit a Word document from a browser window is like typing with mittens on. This hack shows you how to stop Word documents from opening in Internet Explorer.

When you follow a hyperlink in Internet Explorer that leads to a Word document, the file opens right within the browser window. The resulting combination of toolbars and menus, as shown in Figure 2-15, can make editing a challenge. Some of the Word menus are there, but where are the toolbars? A better way is to leave Internet Explorer out of the equation and force Word documents to open in...well, Word.

Editing a Word document from Internet Explorer is no easy feat
Figure 2-15. Editing a Word document from Internet Explorer is no easy feat

Select StartMy Computer. Next, select ToolsFolder Options and click the File Types tab.


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