SharePoint 2013 setting Document open preferences

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Hi All, 


I am trying to set documents to open via the MS app on a global level, I can only seem to do it at the lowest container level. 


Can anyone advise how I can do this globally for one of the sites in my SharePoint 2013?


Kindest regards, 


1 Reply

Hello @Keaney22 ,


here are the settings you looking for:


Or on higher level:


Well, This behaviour can be changed at the following levels:

  • Disable office web apps in SharePoint 2013 for entire farm.
  • Disable Office Web Apps for a particular File type.
  • Enable opening documents in client applications at Site collection level.
  • Change office documents opening behavior in SharePoint document library settings.

Regards, Dave