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README.rst

ckanext-officedocs

This plugin provides the option of using the Microsoft Office viewer for previewing both MS Office and OpenOffice documents as an IResourceView

Supported formats

This plugin will attempt to preview the following formats

"DOC", "DOCX", "XLS", "XLSX", "PPT", "PPTX", "PPS", "ODT", "ODS", "ODP"

Installation

To install ckanext-officedocs:

  1. Clone this repository into the place where you normally install extensions, by default this will be /usr/lib/ckan/default/src/

  2. Activate your CKAN virtual environment, for example:

    . /usr/lib/ckan/default/bin/activate
    
  3. Install the ckanext-officedocs Python package into your virtual environment:

    cd ckanext-officedocs
    python setup.py install
    
  1. Add officedocs_view to the ckan.plugins setting in your CKAN config file (by default the config file is located at /etc/ckan/default/production.ini).

  2. Restart CKAN. For example if you've deployed CKAN with Apache on Ubuntu:

    sudo service apache2 reload
    

FAQ

Q: It doesn't work, my documents aren't previewing

A: For this extension to work, the documents to be previewed must be accessible to the wider internet, and will only work if you use a hostname, and not just an IP address.