Read Only Linkage in Sharepoint.

7 01 2009

Ever create a ling to a document in a document library only to find out that it only happens in read only mode?

Me too.

Here is a solution to that. The only problem is that you have to do it in a per desktop basis:

OFFICE DOCUMENTS OPEN READ-ONLY IN INTERNET EXPLORER
There have been some issues with users that when they select a document link in SharePoint 2007 they do not get prompted to edit the document; instead the document opens directly in “Read Only” mode.

This is a known issue with Office 2003 and MOSS 2007, the easiest way to fix this is to install any Office 2007 component / to modify the registry keys as outlined in this MS KB article:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/870853

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