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Configuring OpenOffice subsystem

Within Alfresco, you can transform a document from one format to another. This feature requires you to install LibreOffice or OpenOffice.org.
OOoJODconverter
The JODConverter integration, which is a library that improves the stability and performance of OpenOffice.org or LibreOffice within Alfresco. The OOoJODConverter runs on the same machine as the Alfresco server and it supports:
  • a pool of separate OpenOffice processes
  • automatic restart of crashed OpenOffice processes
  • automatic termination of slow OpenOffice operations
  • automatic restart of any OpenOffice process after a number of operations (this is a workaround for OpenOffice memory leaks)
OOoDirect
The subsystem for direct OpenOffice integration, in which the Alfresco server manages OpenOffice directly. To enable or disable this subsystem, use the following property:
ooo.enabled=false
Note: If you install Alfresco manually, by default, the OOoDirect subsystem is enabled, and the OOoJodconverter subsystem is disabled. Although it is possible to run both subsystems, Alfresco recommends that you enable only one at a time. To take advantage of the stability and performance benefits of the OOoJodconverter subsystem, ensure that you disable OOoDirect and enable OOoJodConverter using the following properties in the alfresco-global.properties file:
ooo.enabled=false
jodconverter.enabled=true