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Office 2010 Web Apps For Dummies® by Peter Weverka

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Chapter 19. Ten Things to Know about Browsers and the Office Web Apps

In This Chapter

  • Looking at the four browsers that the Office Web App supports

  • Handling JavaScript and cookie settings

  • Installing Silverlight

  • Taking advantage of browser commands as you work in an Office Web App

  • Making space in your browser for Office files

  • Suppressing the urge to right-click and press shortcut keys

To run an Office Web App, you must run one computer program (the Office Web App) inside another computer program (your Web browser). For that reason, depending on your browser settings, working in an Office Web App can be like building a ship inside a bottle. It can be awfully slow going.

Throughout this book (especially in Chapter 3), I look into what you can do in your browser to make it work hand in hand with the Office Web Apps. This chapter briefly describes what anyone who uses the Office Web Apps should know about browsers.

The Office Web Apps Favor Four Browsers

Microsoft hedges its bets when it comes to recommending which browser to use with the Office Web Apps. Microsoft says that all browsers work just fine but you are better off using one of these browsers: Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, or Chrome.

Based on Microsoft's recommendation, I suggest using Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, or Chrome. Chapter 3 explains how to download and install these browsers on your computer. It also explains why Firefox is the best browser to use with the Office Web Apps.

JavaScript Must Be Enabled

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