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  • Question

  • I have a document library inside my SP 2013 team site. Now on IE I can edit the documents in two approaches without any problem:-

    • -        First Approach. From the menu chose to Edit ,then open the document using Excel OR Visio client applications, and then save the documents, which will publish the changes to SharePoint server, as follow:-

     

    • -        Second Approach. View the documents inside the browser, then click on “Open in Excel” or “Open in Visio” links . then click “Edit” on the dialog box which will appear, as follow:-

     

    But if I use Firefox browser, and I click on Edit link, it will open the document inside the Excel application on my machine, but if I click on save inside Excel client application, then the updates will not be saved inside the SharePoint server .. while using IE when i chose to save the excel sheet , the updated excel sheet will be saved inside the SP document library.

    Can anyone advice, if there is a way to make the behavior of Firefox similar to IE ?

    Thanks

     

     




    • Edited by johnjohn11 Monday, November 17, 2014 12:40 AM
    Sunday, November 16, 2014 1:43 AM

Answers

  • For other browsers like Chrome and FireFox, when clicking to open the document, it downloads the file to a temporary folder then opening it.

    To have the operation like IE, as I know, you can consider using IETab for these two browsers, it is a plugin for these two browsers, and it has the ability to auto-detect the url, whenever browse to SharePoint, it emulates Internet Explorer.

    you can search to get better understanding about this plugin


    Qiao Wei
    My blog:http://blog.goobol.com

    • Marked as answer by JasonGuo Friday, November 21, 2014 10:50 AM
    Monday, November 17, 2014 2:38 AM
  • Yes that's right.

    you can try to donwloand and install the IE tab for Chrome https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ie-tab/hehijbfgiekmjfkfjpbkbammjbdenadd?hl=en

    and also IE tab for firefox https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/ie-tab/

    please share the result after this.


    Thank You, Pallav S. Srivastav ----- If this helped you resolve your issue, please mark it Answered.

    • Marked as answer by JasonGuo Friday, November 21, 2014 10:50 AM
    Monday, November 17, 2014 11:34 AM

All replies

  • For other browsers like Chrome and FireFox, when clicking to open the document, it downloads the file to a temporary folder then opening it.

    To have the operation like IE, as I know, you can consider using IETab for these two browsers, it is a plugin for these two browsers, and it has the ability to auto-detect the url, whenever browse to SharePoint, it emulates Internet Explorer.

    you can search to get better understanding about this plugin


    Qiao Wei
    My blog:http://blog.goobol.com

    • Marked as answer by JasonGuo Friday, November 21, 2014 10:50 AM
    Monday, November 17, 2014 2:38 AM
  • For other browsers like Chrome and FireFox, when clicking to open the document, it downloads the file to a temporary folder then opening it.

    To have the operation like IE, as I know, you can consider using IETab for these two browsers, it is a plugin for these two browsers, and it has the ability to auto-detect the url, whenever browse to SharePoint, it emulates Internet Explorer.

    you can search to get better understanding about this plugin


    Qiao Wei
    My blog:http://blog.goobol.com


    So if a user uses Firefox without any plug-ins, what will be the process to edit the documents ?. For example the only way i find, will be to download the document to his machine, edit it, then re-upload the modified documents to the document library, and chose to override the current version ?
    Monday, November 17, 2014 11:19 AM
  • Yes that's right.

    you can try to donwloand and install the IE tab for Chrome https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ie-tab/hehijbfgiekmjfkfjpbkbammjbdenadd?hl=en

    and also IE tab for firefox https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/ie-tab/

    please share the result after this.


    Thank You, Pallav S. Srivastav ----- If this helped you resolve your issue, please mark it Answered.

    • Marked as answer by JasonGuo Friday, November 21, 2014 10:50 AM
    Monday, November 17, 2014 11:34 AM