Refresh Button Does Not Refresh Document in Internet Explorer

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Article ID: 180491 - View products that this article applies to.
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SYMPTOMS

When you click Refresh on the Internet Explorer toolbar, the document you are currently viewing may not be refreshed.

CAUSE

This behavior can occur if you are viewing a Microsoft Office document (such as a Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel document) in Internet Explorer.

STATUS

This behavior is by design.

MORE INFORMATION

You cannot refresh Office documents that you view in Internet Explorer.

For information about using Internet Explorer to host Office documents, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
162059 Office Documents Open in Internet Explorer

Properties

Article ID: 180491 - Last Review: January 22, 2007 - Revision: 3.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 1.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.2
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
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