Monday, February 21, 2011

Enable OpenOffice in liferay

To enable document conversion in the Document Library portlet, follow the instructions bellow:

For Windows user

1)      Install v2.0.3 or higher (has been tested on many versions, include 3.2).
2)      Go to the folder where it was installed (for example, C:\Program Files\\program) and start OpenOffice service with the following command:
soffice -headless -accept="socket,host=,port=8100;urp;" -nofirststartwizard

For Linux user
1)      Goto Openoffice installing path.From command prompt type this line
 "cd /usr/lib/openoffice/program"

  2)   Same command prompt copy & paste this code
"sudo soffice "-accept=socket,host=localhost,port=8100;urp;StarOffice.ServiceManager" -nologo -headless –nofirststartwizard"

In latest linux we need run this commend with user name ubuntu 10.4 + use this code it will ask password give your root user password..
"sudo -H -u root /usr/lib/openoffice/program/soffice "-accept=socket,host=localhost,port=8100;urp;StarOffice.ServiceManager" -nologo -headless -nofirststartwizard"

For Mac user

1)      If you are running on Mac OS X, then you should run the following from the Terminal program (note that this is assuming you are running Open Office and it is installed in your /Applications directory.
/Applications/ "-accept=socket,host=localhost,port=8100;urp;StarOffice.ServiceManager" -nologo -headless
In liferay GUI

2)      Go to control panel then click on the Server Administration tab, then OpenOffice tab. Click on enable, in case OpenOffice is listening to a different port change the it accordingly.

Places where this integration is used.

1)      Document Library portlet
You should see this when you View a document in Document Library, click on the desired conversion.

2)      Web content Display
You should see this when you click configuration select which are the format guest could download. Then click save button show the option to guest.

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