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Changing the OOoJodconverter subsystems

The default subsystem for LibreOffice transformations is OOoJodconverter.
You can change the OOoJodConverter and OOoDirect subsystems using the following ways:
  • Admin Console
  • Runtime administration using your JMX client
  • Modifying the alfresco-global.properties file

Admin Console: Transformation Services

  1. Open the Admin Console.
  2. In the Repository Services section, click Transformation Services.

    You see the Transformation Services page.

  3. Set the Office Transform - JODConverter properties.

    Property Example setting What is it?
    JODConverter Enabled Yes This enables or disables the JODConverter for transformations.
    Max Tasks per Process 200 This is the maximum number of tasks that can be performed concurrently.
    Office Suite Location /opt/libreoffice5.4/ This shows the directory path locations of OpenOffice.org or LibreOffice.
    Port Numbers 8100 This is the port number that JODConverter uses. To enable multiple process instances, enter a comma-separated list of port numbers, all of which must be available.
    Task Execution Timeout 120000 This is the duration in milliseconds after which a task will timeout.
    Task Queue Timeout 30000 This is the duration in milliseconds after which the task queue will timeout.
  4. Click Save to apply the changes you have made to the properties.

    If you do not want to save the changes, click Cancel.

JMX interface runtime administration

  1. Open your JMX client, for example, JConsole.
  2. Locate the OOoJodconverter subsystem.
  3. Edit the property setting, such as set the jodconverter.enabled value to true.
  4. Restart the subsystem.

Global properties file

If you have previously modified a value using the Admin Console or JMX it will take preference to any change made to the global properties file.
  1. Open the alfresco-global.properties file.
  2. Edit the property setting, such as set the jodconverter.enabled value to true.
  3. Save the file.
  4. Restart the Alfresco Content Services server.

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