Thanks for raising this question around the missing "View" link when viewing attachments in Jive. This is actually unrelated to Jive for Office, since that addin only works with a Microsoft Office (not Internet Explorer). Instead, my understanding is that this is disabled from a security perspective, as Internet Explorer has been vulnerable to cross site scripting risks in the past.
On the second issue (read only), this is also due to how Internet Explorer handles attachments and temporary files. The workaround would be to use the save option, rather than directly opening the file, after you've clicked on the "Download" link. You'll need to save the to a location where you have rights to modify the file.
Let me know if you had any other questions on this.
Hi Alexis Brown
We face the same issue with the Jive for Office plugin and IE. As IE is the only browser supported by our company, this is very paintful for the users.
Did you find another solution than the "Save as" workaround?
Thanks in advance!
I did find this document, Troubleshooting Office documents showing as "Read Only" in Jive for Office when opened from Internet Explorer , which has tremendously help users troubleshoot the issue.
Hope that helps!