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New feature: document conversion

Staff Blogs December 28, 2007 By Bruno Farache Staff

The Document Library portlet will provide document conversions in Liferay 4.4, here's a screenshot:



This requires OpenOffice v2.0.3 or higher running as a service, locally or remotely.

Here are the supported formats:

From (any of) To (any of)
Text Formats
OpenDocument Text (*.odt)
OpenOffice.org 1.0 Text (*.sxw)
Rich Text Format (*.rtf)
Microsoft Word (*.doc)
WordPerfect (*.wpd)
Plain Text (*.txt)
Portable Document Format (*.pdf)
OpenDocument Text (*.odt)
OpenOffice.org 1.0 Text (*.sxw)
Rich Text Format (*.rtf)
Microsoft Word (*.doc)
Plain Text (*.txt)
Spreadsheet Formats
OpenDocument Spreadsheet (*.ods)
OpenOffice.org 1.0 Spreadsheet (*.sxc)
Microsoft Excel (*.xls)
Comma-Separated Values (*.csv)
Tab-Separated Values (*.tsv)
Portable Document Format (*.pdf)
OpenDocument Spreadsheet (*.ods)
OpenOffice.org 1.0 Spreadsheet (*.sxc)
Microsoft Excel (*.xls)
Comma-Separated Values (*.csv)
Tab-Separated Values (*.tsv)
Presentation Formats
OpenDocument Presentation (*.odp)
OpenOffice.org 1.0 Presentation (*.sxi)
Microsoft PowerPoint (*.ppt)
Portable Document Format (*.pdf)
Macromedia Flash (*.swf)
OpenDocument Presentation (*.odp)
OpenOffice.org 1.0 Presentation (*.sxi)
Microsoft PowerPoint (*.ppt)
Drawing Formats
OpenDocument Drawing (*.odg) Scalable Vector Graphics (*.svg)
Macromedia Flash (*.swf)


For more information check this wiki page.

Threaded Replies Author Date
Cool beans Brunster. Categorize your wiki... JR Houn December 31, 2007 12:01 PM
I have followed the instructions on Document... Anthony Bisong January 17, 2008 7:39 AM
I actually meant to say how do I get the... Anthony Bisong January 17, 2008 7:41 AM
Hi Anthony, this feature is coming with Liferay... Bruno Farache January 17, 2008 7:53 AM

Cool beans Brunster. Categorize your wiki articles! ;)
Posted on 12/31/07 12:01 PM.
Anthony Bisong
I have followed the instructions on Document Conversion with OpenOffice at http://wiki.liferay.com/index.php/Document_Conversion_with_OpenOffice but when I get to step 3. "Go to Admin portlet, then click on the Server tab, then OpenOffice tab" I did not see the OpenOffice tab. I do I get it to show?
Posted on 1/17/08 7:39 AM.
Anthony Bisong
I actually meant to say how do I get the OpenOffice tab to show?
Posted on 1/17/08 7:41 AM in reply to Anthony Bisong.
Hi Anthony, this feature is coming with Liferay 4.4.0.

It's already in our svn though.
Posted on 1/17/08 7:53 AM in reply to Anthony Bisong.