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Opening Excel by Internet Explorer drops Excel filename strings after # (pound sign) in title bar RRS feed

  • Question

  • Dear anyone who concerns,

    I am opening many types of file (i.e. Word, Excel, Powerpoint, txt, zip, etc.) by Internet Explorer 8.

    Almost all of files open successfully, but Excel whose file name contains # (pound sign) opens

    with title bar showing  only file name  before # (name part after # including is missing).

    Could you let me know the reason why the symptom above occurs ?

    Thank you very much in advance.

    Friday, August 15, 2014 1:11 AM

Answers

  • Hello,

    >>I am opening many types of file (i.e. Word, Excel, Powerpoint, txt, zip, etc.) by Internet Explorer 8.

    How do you open these types of files by IE 8?

    Is that you open it with office web application? If it is, I think this issue is more related with excel itself, you could post it to:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/home?forum=excel

    If not, and if this issue occurs only when you open it by explorer directly while it shows ok if you open it by the office Excel, then I think this issue is more related with IE, you could post it to:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/ie/en-US/home?category=internetexplorer

    Although I can move it to both forums, I do not know the exact scenario, I only direct you to the correct forum.

    Best Regards,

    Fred.


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    • Marked as answer by study-park Wednesday, August 20, 2014 7:58 AM
    Friday, August 15, 2014 8:40 AM
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  • Hello,

    >>I am opening many types of file (i.e. Word, Excel, Powerpoint, txt, zip, etc.) by Internet Explorer 8.

    How do you open these types of files by IE 8?

    Is that you open it with office web application? If it is, I think this issue is more related with excel itself, you could post it to:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/home?forum=excel

    If not, and if this issue occurs only when you open it by explorer directly while it shows ok if you open it by the office Excel, then I think this issue is more related with IE, you could post it to:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/ie/en-US/home?category=internetexplorer

    Although I can move it to both forums, I do not know the exact scenario, I only direct you to the correct forum.

    Best Regards,

    Fred.


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    • Marked as answer by study-park Wednesday, August 20, 2014 7:58 AM
    Friday, August 15, 2014 8:40 AM
    Moderator
  • Dear Fred,

    I have found the answer by myself.

    I am opening Excel file (i.e. new#book.xlsx) from a hyperlink on a web page.

    Clicking the hyperlink and [open] button, Excel opens the Excel file

    but on the title bar shows only "new", not "new#book.xlsx".

    Looking at the [File] ribbon, I have found that the Excel's path was

    http://foo.bar.com/new#book.xlsx, so Excel takes the part before # as the file name,

    and the rest as anchor, therefore only "new" shows on the title bar.

    I appreciate your quick reply.

    Best regards,

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 7:58 AM