Enhanced Export FAQ
Export doesnt render or I get "Automation server cant create object" in IE
The browsers needs to have the settings “Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe” enabled
Why can't I copy export every template to Excel?
The HTML support in office is quite basic, and Excel simply don't understand modern HTML. Then designing templates you have to choose between optimizing for layout or optimizing for exporting to excel.
Excel prompts me "The file format and extension of ... corrupted or unsafe..."
The prompt/message from Excel is dependent on a client setting in excel called Extension Hardening.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\[OfficeVersionNumber]\Excel\Security\ExtensionHardening=0Please refer to https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/948615 for a more detailed description
Excel starts but doesnt open a new window/the file
Yet another of Excels "security" features, if you have installed KB3115262 Excel by default blocks you from opening files originating from Internet. To allow Excel to open files originating from internet :
Word shows me a File Conversion dialog then opening files from enhanced export
Its a word setting that controls the mandatory display of the conversion dialog.
Picture doesnt show in Word
In general pictures are treated as linked items in tfs/vsts and Enhanced Export. For TFS On-prem it should work, provided that the word and the user have access to tfs.
For VSTS it's a lot trickier because VSTS requires an authentication that Word doesn’t support.