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open Word Document from JavaScript

narayana Ega

Joined: Aug 23, 2012
Posts: 26
Hi All,

I tried the below code to open word document from browser ,it is ok in Internet Explorer but it is not working in Firefox and Chrome.

<script type="text/javascript">

function openWordDocPath()
var objWord;
objWord = new ActiveXObject("Word.Application");
objWord.Visible = true;
<form onSubmit="openWordDocPath()">
<input type="submit" value="submit">

Can any body help me to get out of this problem............
Eric Pascarello

Joined: Nov 08, 2001
Posts: 15385
ActiveX is IE Only. Not going to happen in the other browsers.

I agree. Here's the link:
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