Launch Office Application from SharePoint Portal Page

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Thursday, February 26, 2009 - Save & Share - 3 Comments

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”

Comment from Nee Okai
Time May 30, 2010 at 6:47 pm

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

Comment from Nee Okai
Time May 30, 2010 at 6:48 pm

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

Comment from Nee Okai
Time May 31, 2010 at 5:54 pm

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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