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TOPIC: Documentation page type - Download opens Word but File>Save As defaults to web

Documentation page type - Download opens Word but File>Save As defaults to web 3 weeks 3 days ago #6624

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Hi All,
Hope you are well.
Is there a way to ensure that by default the 'Download' resulting Word document which opens on the screen (depending on the browser used) can by default be set to save as a Word document? Currently the Word document is set to default to Web version when using File > Save As.

This is a popular page type for us.

I look forward to hearing from the technical experts.

Best wishes
Anne
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Documentation page type - Download opens Word but File>Save As defaults to web 3 weeks 3 days ago #6627

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Hi Anne
this isn't something controlled by Xerte. The documentation page is generating a .doc file and it will depend on browser/local settings as to how you are prompted to save the document. I was just in a teams meeting and 3 of us tested this in each of the main browsers and none of us saw the save as web page option that you are getting. We get Save as type: Microsoft Word 97 - 2003 Document (’.DOC)
What browser and browser version are you using? Have you asked your IT team about this? It may be something they have control over.
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Ron
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Documentation page type - Download opens Word but File>Save As defaults to web 3 weeks 17 hours ago #6628

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Hi Ron and colleagues who tested this,
I have tried in all browsers and I get the 'Save As.....Web' with all browsers. So, I will contact our IT department. In the meantime I have told the author/creator to provide instructions to the users to change to 'Save As....Word'.

Slightly different issue reported by a user, but with the Documentation page and quoted here: "I just completed the online prep work for next weeks session and as suggested on one of the sections I downloaded my answers to print afterwards, but the downloaded document will not open and says the file is unsafe".
I can't replicate this issue, have any of you ever experienced this issue?

Hopefully someone can help?.
Best wishes
Anne

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