PowerPoint opens in Site Kiosk in PowerPoint slideshow viewer only.
Windows Vista Business 32 bit
Office 2007 Standard
Site Kiosk version 7.1 build 266 2009-06-12 09:57:13
I have 8 identical PC's at 2 different sites that ALL have the same issue.
I've seen other posts for this exact problem, yet I have never seen a resolution for it.
PowerPoint opens fine in Edit mode from every profile, but not from Site Kiosk. It is ONLY from within Site Kiosk I have this issue.
The following support thread is this exact issue, yet never really addressed the issue:
I have tried de-activating the Program patcher... didn't work
I have tried editing my config file, the line it say's to look for isn't there to edit..... didnt' work
I have tried editing the config.xml file stored at "...\SiteKiosk\Skins\Public\Media\FileManager\XML"...... didn't work
Editing the file type under folder options for both ppt and pptx files isn't an option since its Vista.
I checked the program association for the extension ppt and pptx and the default program is PowerPoint.....
I even tried re-naming the PowerPoint Viewer executable to see if that makes any difference. Sitekiosk somehow managed to still open the file with PowerPoint Viewer anyways. That was interesting, I actually expected that to break it.
The last support comment for the above thread was:
Otherwise you need to find out the Registry setting for PowerPoint which controls that behavior.
The Microsoft link referenced it referring to PowerPoint opening in a browser and how to change it so it doesn't open in a browser anymore. That isn't the issue being addressed in the forum post. The problem is PowerPoint is opening in PowerPoint Viewer, which is a locally installed application, not in a browser. Either way, I followed the article and made the registry changes so PowerPoint can't open in a browser either. Needless to say, didn't fix the issue at hand.
I've looked through the registry and I don't see any reference to opening these extensions in PowerPoint Viewer. Nor do I understand the excuse of blaming it on the Windows registry when PowerPoint functions perfect in every profile and the issue is only present when running from with-in Sitekiosk, unless it's a bad key thrown in by Sitekiosk that is Sitekiosk specific.
Any real resolution would be GREATLY appreciated.