14 October, 2013

Edit Document requires a Windows SharePoint Services-compatible application




Edit Document requires a Windows SharePoint Services-compatible application and Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or greater

This error can be occurred from many reason, here are some of these:
You connect to a Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services website.
You view a document library.
You try to edit a Microsoft Office document that is stored in the document library.

I have resolved this issue and tested under multiple versions i.e. office 2003, office 2007, office 2010 and office 2013

For office 2003 and office 2007 [same resolution]:
1)   Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
2)   Click Add or Remove Programs.
3)   In the list of installed programs, click Microsoft Office 2003 or Microsoft Office 2007, and then click Change.
4)   Click Reinstall or Repair.
5)   Click OK.

For office 2010:
1)   Click Start
2)   Control Panel
3)   Programs
4)   Programs and Features
5)   Click the Office program you want to repair, and then click Change.
6)   In Office 2010
7)   Click Repair
8)   Continue.

For office 2013:
1)   Click Start
2)   Control Panel
3)   Programs
4)   Programs and Features
5)   Click the Office program you want to repair, and then click Change.
6)   In Office 2013
7)   click either Quick Repair or Online Repair

If you have 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.

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing these issues. TechTrendsIT focuses on enabling enterprises take advantage of emerging technologies. we provide certified Microsoft Sharepoint consulting services.

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  2. Amol,

    Can you please help me, i tried the repair and IE8 is in compatibility mode too, still not able to resolve the problem.

    Thanks
    sangeetha

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    1. -Which office and SP versions you are using?
      -Make sure there are not multiple office versions installed on your machine!
      -Make sure the URL wont be too long / best way to check this - go to the root of the document library and try to edit the document.

      Let me know the results, Thanks

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  3. I'm having the same issue, opening/editing Word docs works fine, but trying to do the same with an Excel file displays " ... sharepoint services compatible application could not be found ...". Here are the details:
    - Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
    - IE 10 (10.0.9200.16866)
    - Office Pro Plus 2013 (15.0.4420.1017)
    The sharepoint add-ons in IE are enabled, office installed with all options (repairing installation does not help)

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    1. Hello Andrew,

      Here are my comments:-

      As the word docs are working fine so i don't think there is any issue with the office.

      Need some details as:

      -Does the excel file present in the same document library where other word docs are working fine?

      -Are there any nested folders inside the document library ? If Yes then could you please to check the same functionality at the root of the library? ( i.e. try to edit the excel docs at the root of the library)

      - last, are there any special characters in the excel file name? If yes then could you please remove those characters and try to make the file name as short as possible.

      Please check and let me know the results. Thanks for your patience.

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Your feedback is always appreciated. I will try to reply to your queries as soon as possible- Amol Ghuge