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Installing LibreOffice

In Alfresco Community Edition, 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, you must install LibreOffice. This is optional, and can be done any time after Alfresco Community Edition is installed.
  1. Browse to the LibreOffice download site: LibreOffice download site
  2. Download the latest (stable) version of LibreOffice for your platform.
  3. When prompted, specify a download destination.
  4. Browse to the location of your downloaded file, and install the application.
  5. Change the installation directory to:
    • (Windows) c:\Alfresco\LibreOffice
    • (Linux) /opt/alfresco/LibreOffice

    If you are installing LibreOffice on Linux, you also need a number of libraries to be installed. See Installing Linux libraries manually for more information.

  6. Modify the jodconverter.officeHome property in the <classpathRoot>/alfresco-global.properties file to point to the LibreOffice install location. See System paths for more information.

    Note: For Windows, set the path using the \\ separator or use the forward slash / Unix path separator. For example: c:\\Alfresco\\LibreOffice or c:/Alfresco/LibreOffice.
  7. If the Alfresco Community Edition server is running, stop and restart the server.

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