Article ID: 193823 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q193823
When you open or select a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation in Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 or later, the presentation does not open and you receive no error message. However, when you attempt to open a Microsoft Word document using the same method, the file opens as expected.
This behavior occurs if the Browse In Same Window option is not selected in Microsoft Windows Explorer.
Enable the Browse In Same Window option. To do this, follow these steps:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
When the Browse In Same Window option is selected, the Web browser displays the file. If this option is not selected, the file is opened in the program (Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, etc.) that it is associated with.
For more information about the Browse In Same Window option, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/162059/EN-US/ )Office Documents Open in Internet Explorer
Article ID: 193823 - Last Review: February 18, 2002 - Revision: 1.0
Retired KB Content Disclaimer
This article was written about products for which Microsoft no longer offers support. Therefore, this article is offered "as is" and will no longer be updated.