Opening Microsoft Office Files

Issue/Question

I cannot open Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) files from Safari. When I click on a file's link a blank page opens but nothing happens.

Environment

  • Safari 7

Cause

File types such as .doc (Word) and .xls (Excel) are not on Safari's Safe Open list.

Resolution

These files can be downloaded and launched separately by right-clicking on the link, and selecting to Save the linked file. Once the file has downloaded, it can be opened by the desired application.

Details

Article ID: 341
Created
Fri 8/8/14 12:03 PM
Modified
Wed 7/22/20 2:47 PM