Excel menus are locked when opening an XLS file using IE

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Subject: Excel menus are locked when opening an XLS file using IE
Posted by:  Hugo de groot (hdegro…@usa.net)
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003

A financial website (www.investors.com) is publishing
daily an Excel spreadsheet.

When I click on the link, Internet Explorer asks me
whether I want to save the file or open the file.

When I choose "Open" the Excel file shows up nicely in my
browser ... the IE menus change to Excel menus.

Problem: I can only use the File menu choices;  the other
menus are LOCKED.

Why?  I'm using Office XP on Windows 2000 Professional.

At work I'm using Office 2002 and things work fine.

Is this an Office XP issue, or is ther somewhere a setting
that I have to teak?

Any help is much appreciated!

Thnaks,

---Hugo

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