Monday, October 17, 2011

A document opens in read mode in office 2010 but in edit mode in office 2007 when using sharepoint 2007

Some compatibility issues can be observed when using Office 2010 with Sharepoint 2007

1)Word documents open in read mode when selecting the document link in sharepoint (not using dropdown menu). The behavior in Office 2007 was documents would open in edit mode.
To open word docs in edit mode using office 2010 and SharePoint 2007 one needs to use the dropdown menu

2) Excel files, when selecting the document link (not the dropdown menu), are requiring a refresh before changes can be saved. Any merges of data are lost during the refresh. The refresh error/warning is a compat issue between office 2010 and SharePoint 2007.


  1. unable to save a document to the library instead it shows the local location after open it from the send to email link option
    please reply me how to solve it

  2. Hi, can you let me know the sharepoint version. If its SharePoint 2010 please read the following post
    Let me know if it helps.
    Thanks and regards