This week's giveaway is in the Spring forum.
We're giving away four copies of REST with Spring (video course) and have Eugen Paraschiv on-line!
See this thread for details.
The moose likes Servlets and the fly likes Openning a file at client Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login

Win a copy of REST with Spring (video course) this week in the Spring forum!
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Java » Servlets
Bookmark "Openning a file at client" Watch "Openning a file at client" New topic

Openning a file at client

Raghavendra Holla
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jun 02, 2000
Posts: 58
Hello All,

I have this requirement. I have an MS word document at Server. Requirement is download this file at client side, open word for edit this file. Then upload it back to server.
Some of the operational constraints are once word is closed uploading should happen automatically. Now do we have any API's to components at client side and keep track of its activities?
Matter is urgent. Advance thanks for any help.
Have a nice day.
with warm regards,
Raghavendra Holla.
David Freels
Ranch Hand

Joined: Feb 01, 2001
Posts: 102
You can "trick" IE into opening the file by setting the mime type to application/msword I think. I do not think you can automatically upload the doc after changes have been made. Sorry.
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: Openning a file at client
It's not a secret anymore!