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If a Web page contains a link to a Microsoft Office document and that link is contained in a frame, you cannot save the document in its original format if you activate the document in the frame. You can save the document only in HTML format.
For additional information about the latest service pack for Internet Explorer 5.5, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
267954 How to Obtain the Latest Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack
To work around this behavior, and save the document in its original format, you must open the file in a new window. You can open a document in a new window using one of the following steps:
Right-click the link, and then click Open in New Window.
Configure the link on the server to open a new window by typing _ (blank) at the end of the link.
Configure the client computers to open all document links in a new window.
If you do not want to use one of the workarounds, a fix is available and is included in Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 2 (SP2). After you apply the fix, you have to click Away from in the document when it is open in the frame, and then use the tab key to retrieve the focus to the document. After the document has regained the focus, you are able to save it in the documents original format.
For additional information, click the article number about how to change Internet Explorer to open linked files in Word instead of in browser below to view the article about how to change Internet Explorer to open linked files in Word instead of in browser in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
254918 Q254918 - WD2000: How to Change Internet Explorer to Open Linked Files in Word Instead of in Browser