Office Connector Prerequisites
The page describes the software and setup you need to use the Office Connector.
System Administrators can enable or disable the Office Connector or parts of it. The Office Connector options can appear in different places on your Confluence page, depending on the themes and configuration of your Confluence site.Please refer to Configuring the Office Connector and discuss any configuration problems with your administrator.
- The WebDAV plugin must be enabled, because the Office Connector uses WebDAV to transfer information to and from Office documents. The WebDAV plugin is bundled with Confluence, and can be enabled or disabled by the System Administrator. If necessary, refer to the instructions on enabling plugins and configuring the WebDAV options.
- Ensure that your Confluence server's base URL is set correctly (see Configuring the Server Base URL to find out how to check this). When a user edits a Confluence page in Word and then uploads the page back to the Confluence server, the base URL determines where the document will be saved. If the base URL is incorrect, the documents may be saved to a different Confluence server.
Prerequisites for viewing Office and PDF files in Confluence
Browsers and Flash Player
You can use any browser to view an Office file on a page or attachment view, provided that you have installed Adobe Flash Player version 9 or later. You do not need to have an Office application installed on your computer in order to view Office files in Confluence.
Confluence can display files compatible with Microsoft Office 97-2013, and PDF files, of the following types:
Prerequisites for importing Word documents into Confluence
- Document import can import Microsoft Word documents of the file types
.docx. These must be valid Word 97-2013 format documents.
Prerequisites for editing Office files directly from Confluence
To make use of these editing capabilities, you will need the setup described below.
- If you are using Firefox, you will need to install a Firefox add-on. Firefox will prompt you to do this, the first time the add-on is required. You will find instructions in Installing the Firefox Add-On for the Office Connector.
- Note: No Chrome support. Chrome does not support WEBDAV clients, so this feature will not work. Please refer to this issue for more information: CONF-23322.
Editing Microsoft Office files in Mac OSX is not supported. Please refer to this issue for more information CONF-17250.
- 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.
You need one of the following software combinations to edit Office files from your Confluence page.
|Microsoft Office 2013||
|Microsoft Office XP, 2003, 2007, 2010||
OpenOffice 2.x – 3.x
Note: The only known supported Office editor for Linux is OpenOffice. But in theory it should work with any WebDAV-aware application.
If you experience problems editing documents using the Office Connector (using an application, operating system and browser combination above) please raise an issue and tell us as much as you can about your operating system, application version, document version (if its different to the version of Office / Open Office you're using to open the document) and browser.
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