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Opening documents in app instead of browser

Article published on the 24th of October 2019.

Contents

1. Introduction

When opening documents in WorkPoint 365, the default behavior is to open the document in the browser version of the relevant application. This article shows how to change the default behavior to open documents in their respective desktop applications instead of in the browser. Thus, this article assumes your lists open documents using the "default" setting.

2. Requirements

There are no requirements associated with changing this behavior.

3. Configuration

In order to change the default behavior of opening documents, follow these steps:

  1. Click the "Home" button of the solution.
  2. Click "My WorkPoint solution" to access the front page of the solution.
  1. Click the "Settings" button in the top right corner of the page.
  2. Click the "Site information" menu item.
  1. In the newly opened side panel, click "View all site settings".
  1. In the Site Settings page, under "Site Collection Administration", click "Site collection features".
  1. For the feature called "Open Documents in Client Applications by Default", click "Activate".

After activating this feature, a Site Collection Synchronization needs to be performed in order to replicate the feature onto all site collections.

This can be done by following these steps (shown in Modern UI):

  1. Click the "Home" button of the solution.
  2. Click the cog icon to access the WorkPoint Administration.
  1. In the WorkPoint Administration, in the left side menu, click "Site Collection Synchronization".
  1. None of the Yes/No checkers in the top of the Site Collection Synchronization page needs to be checked as "Yes" for this synchronization.
  2. Click the "Check All" checker to select all site collections.
  3. Click "Submit Job" to start the synchronization.
  4. The "Job list" displays all currently running jobs. If no jobs are displayed even though one should, try clicking the "Refresh" button.

Your solution should new be set up to open documents in their respective desktop applications instead of the browser versions.

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