Link Downloading Instead of Opening in a New Window

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I have uploaded a word doc to my site. I have created a link to this doc (link to a file on the site + open in a new window). HOWEVER, no matter what I do, clicking on the link gives me a download rather than opening in a new window.

Is it my computer?
Is it the file type - that is, text files can't open in a new window; they have to download?
Is it something I am failing to do?
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maxxish

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Laura Thomas, Social Media Coordinator

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Hi maxxish,

You are correct, it's the file type that forces it to be downloaded. You can save it as an image and have it be displayed in a new window but depending on what the word doc is for, downloading is likely the action your website visitors will expect.
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Hi (again) Laura

Thanks!

I really appreciate your quick, helpful reply.

All the best
Lisa