Enable Nuxeo Live Edit with LibreOffice and Firefox

Following is a quick how-to, as apparently Live Edit with Nuxeo DM 5.5, LibreOffice, Firefox, and the Nuxeo-provided plugins doesn’t work that well out of the box.

My example platform is Ubuntu 10.04 x86, Nuxeo DM 5.5, LibreOffice 3.4.6 (with the LibreOffice Java support packages installed as well), and Firefox 11.

 

First, grab the Nuxeo add-ons for LibreOffice and Firefox, respectively:

http://download.nuxeo.org/desktop-integration/live-edit/nuxeo-liveedit-ooo-lateststable.oxt

https://updates.nuxeo.org/desktop-integration/live-edit/nuxeo-liveedit-ff-protocolhandler.xpi

The latter link Nuxeo refers to as the “protocol handler” for Firefox, but let’s just say that both are needed to enable Live Edit functionality.

 

The LibreOffice add-on once installed requires no configuration (and there are in fact no preferences to set). The Firefox add-on however requires manual configuration – as the default settings are inadequate.

Referring to the below screengrab, we have entered our Nuxeo user credentials for automatic server access when saving documents to Nuxeo from LibreOffice. We have set the /tmp directory as our working directory – but note that the path must have the trailing forward slash (i.e. “/tmp/” will work, but “/tmp” will not). We have retained a single default “OpenOffice.org” mapping, but we have changed the editor command to that of LibreOffice 3.4:

Nuxeo Live Edit Firefox add-on settings

That should be all that is needed. When you click the “Edit Online” icon from within Nuxeo you should observe LibreOffice launching and opening the document for editing automagically. Likewise, clicking on the “Save in Nuxeo” icon in LibreOffice should push the document back up to the server without error:

Nuxeo - edit online

LibreOffice - Nuxeo Live Edit

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3 thoughts on “Enable Nuxeo Live Edit with LibreOffice and Firefox

  1. bilobo

    Hi Dave,
    It’s nice to see you’re trying Nuxeo. May I ask you what you plan to do with it?
    Let me know if I can be of any help 🙂
    Laurent

    Reply
    1. davekoelmeyer Post author

      Thanks for your comment 🙂 Just evaluating the product at present, thanks for the offer of help – I will be sure to contact you if I have any questions. Looks very nice so far.

      Reply

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