Documents opening in online office instead of the installed Office app

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I have the new Microsoft office app installed which contains Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Sticky notes in it. When i tap on an Excel file in the documents section of the launcher, it is opened in Excel online (in a browser) instead of the installed Office app on my phone. 

 

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This is by design. It’s how they got all the Office into “one” app.
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@Chris Webb 


@Chris Webb wrote:
This is by design. It’s how they got all the Office into “one” app.

I don't think so. if that was true then they are doing it wrong.
What you're saying doesn't make any sense to me. where did you read that it is by design made like that to be counterproductive?
by design Microsoft wants me to install one app, a huge 100MBs app, that includes all Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Sticky notes, on my phone, and then when I want to open a document, It should open it online in browser?

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Oh if yours is opening a browser then yeah that’s not by design. It opens a formatted integrated office online on my app so guess I was confused by what you meant.
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Well yeah Excel online can only be opened in a browser, isn't that right?
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It could very well be a wrapper, which is what it looks like in the app, I doubt it's native app code all running inside of it that's why I referred to it as by design inside the app.
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@Chris Webb wrote:
It could very well be a wrapper, which is what it looks like in the app, I doubt it's native app code all running inside of it that's why I referred to it as by design inside the app.

Oh okay now that the misunderstanding is gone everything should be hopefully clear :smile: