For some reason, Safari 3 and SharePoint 2003 really don’t like each other very much. The primary issue is downloading Microsoft Office files from SharePoint where Word, PowerPoint and Excel files are downloaded with their Office template extensions applied. For instance, a file named “My Presentation.ppt” downloads as “My Presentation.ppt.pot” — ??!! I then have to change the file extension manually in order for documents to open properly.

The only wildcard in my setup is that I’m using Office:Mac 2008 Beta 8. I haven’t yet upgraded to the GM release, so unless there’s some weird file extension/UTI mapping going on behind the scenes as a result of the beta version of Office, I’m stumped as to what the problem would be.