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How to edit online an office (OpenOffice/MS Office)?

Question asked by jlabuelo on Feb 18, 2009
Latest reply on Mar 23, 2009 by umeshcse3
Hi all

We are trying to edit content files stored in Alfresco, but we would like to be able to do it online, I mean we would like the user to be able to open the file (Open Office or MS Office) online, perform the changes and then save the file modified in the Alfresco ECM system.

So far we have two questions:

1) Is it possible to add online Edditors (plug-ings…) to Alfresco so editting office files online is possible (if so do you know where we can get then and the documentation where they are explained)??

2) We have been trying to do this using WEBDAV, is it possible?? we have tried this option so far and this is what we got:


2.1- In
\tomcat\webapps\alfresco\WEB-INF\classes\alfresco
in the
web-client-config.xml
we have changed
the edit-link-type
from http to webdav so the file could be open for edition with webdav:

       
 <!– the type of edit link to use, NOTE: inline editable will always take precedence –>
         <!– can be: http|webdav|cifs –>
         <edit-link-type>webdav</edit-link-type>

2.2.- I have installed the module
vti-module.amp
that comes with Alfresco, as I have readed that it was needed for editting files with webdav with Alfresco Labs3

In Alfresco, in an MS Excel file I set the "Allow onlie edition" property of the file to true, but when I press in the "edit online button" it opens the file as a normal way in http with txt symbols, like if Alfresco thinks the file is a txt and not an excel. It seems to me that Alfresco is not getting the WebDav configuration from step 1

If with the document I go to properties and select the link to "edit in webdav" opens the excel file correctly, but if I modify it and I save it with the changes it saves the file in a Windows Internet Temp File, out of Alfresco

Our Configuration is:

Windows XP
MySql5.0
Alfresco Labs3
Openoffice 3
IE6 - Firefox

Any ideas of what we are doing wrong?
Thanks a lot in advance

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