10

After installing Office 2007, the following plugin shows up in Firefox:

2007 Microsoft Office system   12.0.4518.1014
Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator

What exactly does it do?

0
5

Nobody knows.

  1. Google doesn't know. There is a pretty good article about the previous version on ProcessList.

    But the current version? No details. This page is #5 on the results!

  2. Microsoft doesn't know. Use the inline "Bing" interface at www.microsoft.com

At some point in the future, I would expect the Mozilla Plugin Checker will at least display the current version, but I think that is all you can determine for now, without calling Microsoft and getting the paid-for-support answer.

2

That plugin should allow you to open Microsoft Office documents in Firefox (when you click on a link), rather than having to download the file and then open the file in the proper program.

3
  • 1
    Under which circumstances does that happen? I activated the plugin and tried it... it just doesn't do what you describe, I always get the download dialog -- even if the server does everything correctly (Content-Type "application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document" and no "Content-Disposition: attachment"). – Heinzi Oct 18 '09 at 11:20
  • 1
    @Heinzi: just a hint: go to about:plugins page in Firefox and you can see the MIME types the plugin is supposed to handle. – Amro Mar 2 '12 at 11:17
  • @Amro: Thanks, good idea. Apparently, this plugin only handles application/x-msoffice12. No idea what kind of file that would be... – Heinzi Mar 11 '12 at 22:32
2

This plugin should allow you to view, alter, and save excel workbooks online (such as spreadsheets hosted on docs.google.com)

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.