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28Jul/100

Article – Office Web Apps Part V – Configuring Document Library for OWA-Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote

Having installed and configured OWA and Word Viewing Service, Consuming Word Viewing Service is super easy and let’s examine the same. This is same across all the service applications come with OWA. You will follow the same set of steps to configure your document library for consuming OWA for all-Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote.  

  1. First we need to do a little configuration to our Document Library. It will decide when to consume OWA features for the documents hosted within that document library.
  2. Navigate to the document library’s Library tab in the ribbon. Select Library Settings option in the Settings group to navigate to Document Library Settings page.

    Configuring Doc Lib for Office Web Apps

    Configuring Doc Lib for Office Web Apps

  3. Select Advanced settings link to bring up the Advanced Settings page.

    Configuring Doc Lib for Office Web Apps

    Configuring Doc Lib for Office Web Apps

  4. Advanced Settings page for the selected document library will have a section for configuring when to use OWA and Word Viewing Service when opening Word documents.
    • Selecting “Open in the client application” option will always look for the locally installed version of Word client to open the documents. Users can always use Document’s Edit menu (which will drop down when selecting down arrow next to the document Name) and “View in Browser” option to consume OWA and open the document in browser.
    • Selecting “Open in the browser” option will allow SharePoint to communicate and consume Word Viewing Service application of OWA and it always opens in the browser using OWA even when user clicks the document Name from the document library.
    • Selecting “Use the server default (Open in the browser)” is the same as the previous option.

      Configuring Doc Lib for Office Web Apps

      Configuring Doc Lib for Office Web Apps

  5. Select “Open in the browser” option and click OK to finish configuring the document library process. Now onward all the Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote documents will start consuming OWA and opening in browser. 

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