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Chrome not opening Word docs
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Feb 21, 2013, 11:36 AM
Hello all,

My Chrome browser has changed some settings on its own, and wondering how to fix. When in Chrome I've always been able to click on a link on the backside of our company sight which lists a series of forms, and each letter will open up as a Word doc. However, now when I click I instead get a bunch of code across my browser. If I try and open with Firefox the docs open up as the should.
Anyone know a fix?

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Mar 7, 2013, 02:37 PM
In Chrome, go here: chrome://plugins/

Make sure that there isn't a plugin disabled that would allow loading the Word document.

It could also be that something changed on the server with the MIME type of the file.
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