Sharepoint Insight by Namwar Rizvi

Sharepoint Tips, Tricks and inside knowledge from real world experience by Namwar Rizvi

Launch Office Application from SharePoint Portal Page

Posted by namwar on February 26, 2009


Business Problem:

    One of my client wanted to have links on main portal to launch Microsoft Office key applications i.e Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook directly by clicking on a link at portal page.

Solution:

I searched the net and find a nice solution here It is a small piece of JavaScript code which you can put in CEWP and use it on your portal page. I added some formatting and relevant icons against the office applications and wraps it up in a webpart dwp file. After importing this web part on your page, you will get something like this:

launchofficeapplication1

You can download the dwp file from here

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3 Responses to “Launch Office Application from SharePoint Portal Page”

  1. Nee Okai said

    Hi,
    I am trying to exactly this. I did try the Java code you referred to, but outlook is not working for me. I will like to try your dwp. Can you please give a step by step how to utilize your dwp? I am new to sharepoint and not a coder!

    I thank you in advannce.

    Nee

  2. Nee Okai said

    Hi,
    I am trying to exactly this. I did try the Java code you referred to, but outlook is not working for me. I will like to try your dwp. Can you please give a step by step how to utilize your dwp? I am new to sharepoint and not a coder!

    I thank you in advance.

    Nee

  3. Nee Okai said

    Hi Namwar
    This is awesome. It did work for me finally. I have an intranet portal with KPIs and OWA web part. After logging into to the site, the page focus resets to the OWA web part and the whole page shifts upwards. This causes the top navigation bar to be lost (shifted up). How do I reset the page focus to the main page instead of the OWA web part. Thank you.

    Nee

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