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URGENT_open a document using a specific application

Hi,

Is there a way to open a document uploaded into portal using a specific application. for example if i upload a xml document, port automatically opens in a web browser, is it possible to open it using another application. where do i make the requried changes so that portal uses the application i want and not the default web browser.

-leela

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    May 04, 2004 at 06:53 AM

    That depends on browser and platform. For instance, with Internet Explorer on Windows, the mapping from MIME type and extension to a specific application is maintained using the settings in Explorer (not Internet Explorer).

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    May 04, 2004 at 12:19 PM

    I really appriciate u'r quick response.

    I tried doing what u asked me to but it does'nt help.

    I chaged the open with option of a .txt to open using MS Word. In my exporer the change have taken affect, but when I open the file through portal it still opens it in Internet explorer.

    (I am actually trying to open a .xml file in a xml editor, MS Word was only and example i gave)

    -leela

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    May 05, 2004 at 12:21 AM

    i managed to change a .txt file extensions to open in ms word by chnageing the mime type. but still unable to open .xml file using a specific application called epic editor. any pointers?

    -leela

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    • Hi Leela,

      which command in KM are you using to edit the XML?

      If you use "edit locally" the file should open in the editor defined on the local client. Otherwise, do consider this an error and log an OSS message.

      On the other hand, if you use any other method to open the file from KM, it will obviously (being a browser-enabled format) NOT open in the local editor.

      Regards, Karsten