This section describes how to install the software requirements that integrate with Alfresco. Some of the
software can be installed any time before or after installing Alfresco.
Within Alfresco, you can transform a document from one format to another, for example, a text file to a PDF file. To have access to these transformation facilities in Alfresco, you must install OpenOffice. This is optional, and can be done any time after Alfresco is installed.
To enable image manipulation in Alfresco, you must install and configure ImageMagick. Alfresco uses ImageMagick to manipulate images for previewing.
Installing GhostscriptAlfresco Share uses Ghostscript version 8.56 for creating document thumbnails and previews. This topic describes how to install Ghostscript on your system.
Installing Flash Player
This is optional and may be installed after you have installed Alfresco. Alfresco Share uses the Flash Player for viewing Flash previews and also when you use the multi-file upload facility.
Installing SWF ToolsAlfresco Share uses the pdf2swf utility of the SWF Tools for previewing PDF files. The pdf2swf utility generates one frame per page of fully formatted text inside a Flash movie. To install the pdf2swf utility, you must install the complete SWF Tools.
Installing TinyMCE language packs
Translations in Alfresco use the language packs supplied in the default install. The supported language packs are: German (de), English (en), Spanish (es), French (fr), Italian (it), Japanese (ja), and Dutch (nl). The language used switches according to the browser locale. Ensure that your browser is set up to view the relevant locale, which ensures that the special characters display correctly in your installed instance.
Installing an Alfresco Module Package
An Alfresco Module Package (AMP) is a bundle of code, content model, content, and the directory structure that is used to distribute additional functionality for Alfresco. Use the Module Management Tool (MMT) to install and manage AMP files. This section describes how to install an AMP in an Alfresco WAR using the MMT.