Friday, June 5, 2015

Office documents open in read-only mode in Sharepoint

Office documents open in read-only mode in SharePoint

Issue: I have a SharePoint 2013 installation and clients with IE 11 and Office 2013. When clients navigate to a document library and click to open an Office document, the document opens in read-only mode with an information bar stating "We opened this document read-only from the server" and with a button to enable editing.

Cause: there could be many reasons for the issue like Not having proper permission to user to Edit DOC in site, IE compatibility issues, Client system issues.

Solution: I am providing the solutions below to solve the problem. Ensure one should resolve the issue.

Solution 1:Ensure the user is having a proper permissions on the site to edit the documents at least the contribute.

Solution 2:Ensure the IE is in compatible with the SharePoint and no issues with the IE.IE11 having some compatible issues with the SharePoint so I would recommend to check with other browsers.

Solution 3:please follow the steps below in client computer to resolve the issue.

1.    On the client computer experiencing the issue click on "RUN" then type "RegEdit".
2.    go to this path HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Common\Internet

Note:For sharepoint 2013 the path is 15.0
3.    Right click and create new "DWORD" entry and give it a name of "FSSHTTPOff"
4.    Double click the new entry and enter 1 for the value.
5.    Once done you need to reboot the computer.

I hope the above information will help you to resolve the issue, in case of any queries/questions regarding the above mentioned information then please let me know. I would be more than happy to help you as well as resolves your issues, Thank you.