Opening Word Directly in IE

CMS, Website, Technical

Posted by Sam Bartle on 1 Feb 2019

Have you ever wanted to do the opposite of everyone else and have a Microsoft Word document open directly inside Internet Explorer (in the Word ActiveX control), without the Open, Save, Cancel dialog box? If you have then this might be the trick for you. Make a registry file by copying the below into a text file and saving it with the .reg extension: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\AttachmentExecute{0002DF01-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}] "Word.Document.12"=hex(0): "Word.Document.8"=hex(0): Now run that reg file to add the changes to the registry, and hey-presto, no more annoying popup prompts. This works on IE8 on Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2. Your mileage may vary on other operating systems.