One of the critical parts of our transition from SharePoint to Confluence is having the ability to easily drop in existing Office documents, specifically Word, into Confluence. Using drag and drop, the Office Word Macro seems to nail this, but it appears the content is not indexed and doesn't show up in our search.
Is this a limitation of the platform in general, something just with the Cloud version, or is there just a setting I'm missing as the administrator to enable the indexing of these word documents?
According to the Office Connector Prerequisites page these are the types that are supported. These should all index as well. They index in my server install. Maybe this is just an OnDemand limitation, but I'm not sure as I don't use OnDemand. I know that even in the server version you do need to wait for the document to be indexed ... which sometimes takes a few minutes.
Confluence can display files compatible with Microsoft Office 97-2013, and PDF files, of the following types:
Strange - well I don't know why it doesn't index on Cloud - but seems like it does (should) with server product.
We also support search like that with all same file formats if server product is integrated with Dropbox, Box, Egnyte, Alfresco, Google Drive (I.e., files still embedded - works similar to the office connector with remotely accessing files (yet feel native) and few more bells/whistles for file management)
You could also get managed hosting if you evolve to server product which can take away the admin responsibility (on you) if that is what is most appealing with Cloud..
So you have some options...
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