Edit an .odt document in Confluence

Hello everyone,

is it possible do edit an odt document directly in confluence? With mozilla firefox and the WebDAV plugin I'm able to edit .doc documents, but not odt's.

Any ideas how to do that?

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Hello again,

an issue was raised to solve the incompatibilty of .odt documents:   https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONF-40169


Leave a vote so that it will be resolved faster.

Greetings, Daniel


Hi @DM

To edit Office files, you will need to have Microsoft Office or OpenOffice installed. (See the configuration matrix below.)

  • If you are using Firefox, you can choose which of the above editors you want to use. The Firefox add-on allows you to configure this option for each file type. See Installing the Firefox Add-On for the Office Connector.
  • If you are using Internet Explorer, you will need Microsoft Office. You cannot edit Office files in OpenOffice when using Internet Explorer.

For odt document use OpenOffice only

Hi @Viktor Okolot [Polontech],

first off, thanks for the answer.

I already have the add-on and it works really good; but only with doc's. When I try to edit an odt document it says I need to download it. Any other suggestions?

As another alternative, if you want to have a mix, AppFusions' Confluence integrations with Alfresco, Box, Dropbox allow you to natively open and edit in OpenOffice natively, from inside Confluence. You can embed the docs into a Confluence page, and there is also cross-system search as well, Pre-requisite is that you need to store your OpenOffice files in one of those repositories.

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Steven Behnke Community Champion Feb 03, 2016

I've demo'd GoEdit and it seems phenomenal – https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/de.kontextwork.goedit/server/overview


You may want to check it out. The handler seems to be compatible with all filetypes. 

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