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  1. #1
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    Hi,
    I would like to know how to get Internet Explorer to prompt the web sufer how to download a Excel file, rather than opening it within the browser?

    Thanks,
    Adrian

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    You can't. The best is to put a message next to the link asking the user to " Right-Click and choose 'Save As...' ".
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    You might be able to use raw HTTP headers to do it (content-disposition might do it), but you can't do that with just plain HTML.
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    I know there is a way, as I have done it before - just cant remember how I did it!

    I think I'll just put it up as a zip file


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