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IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/EN-US/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
In Microsoft Internet Explorer, when you click a link to a Word document, by default, Internet Explorer opens the Word document "in-place" in the Web browser. This article describes how to open linked documents in Microsoft Word, instead of opening them in-place.
Note To determine if Internet Explorer opened the Word document in-place, click the Help menu. If About Internet Explorer is listed, the Word document was opened in-place. Also, if the Microsoft Internet Explorer toolbar and Address bar are available, the document was opened in place.
To change the functionality of Microsoft Internet Explorer to open a Word document in a separate Microsoft Word window, instead of opening it in-place, use one of the following methods.
Note After you use one of the following methods, when you click a Web page link to a Word document, Internet Explorer opens the document in read-only mode, in a separate Microsoft Word window, instead of opening it in-place in Internet Explorer. To save the Word document as a new file on your computer, click Save As on the File menu.
Method 1: Turn Off the "Browse in Same Window" Option (Preferred Method)
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/162059/EN-US/ )Office Documents Open in Internet Explorer
Method 2: Modify the Windows RegistryWARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
Article ID: 254918 - Last Review: January 27, 2007 - Revision: 2.2