WebODF in use

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WebODF used in ownCloud Documents.

WebODF used in ownCloud Documents.

ownCloud Documents

ownCloud, the open source file sync and share software for everyone, added "ownCloud Documents" in ownCloud 6. It enables collaborative editing of rich-text documents, based on WebODF technology. The documents can be created from within the web-interface or existing documents can be uploaded. Sharing and editing can be done securely in the browser and be shared inside ownCloud or via a public link. User that have an account on the same server can be invited or public invitations can also be sent be email. The editing works on top of normal ODF files that are stored in ownCloud.

WebODF running in Android.

WebODF running in Android.

WebODF running in Android.

WebODF running in Android.

WebODF on Android

WebODF has an Android port. This port is part of the main WebODF repository. The version is easy to install via the Android Market.

This OpenDocument viewer for Android weighs in at only 47 kilobyte, yet it gives you the ability to view all ODF office files on your Android device.

Tiki Docs

Since version 8.1 of Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware (usually simply called Tiki) was released, it is possible to edit ODF documents in Tiki. This is possible because WebODF has been added to Tiki8 as a new feature, called Tiki Docs.

Tiki can open and show documents with WebODF, but more, it allows editing and saving. Each revision of is stored just like normal wiki pages. This means that you can always go back to earlier versions of the document. Downloading and uploading is also possible if you prefer to edit the documents in a native text editor like Calligra or OpenOffice/LibreOffice.

You can read more about it in the release notes or check out the documentation to see how to set it up in your Tiki instance.

WebApp plugin in Zarafa

The latest Zarafa version has a slick web interface. Zarafa is popular mail server. The plugin architecture of Zarafa allows one to write extensions to the web interface. One of these extentions is a WebODF plugin. The WebODF project was awarded the 'Best Integration Contribution' at the 2011 Zarafa SummerCamp.

Kolab odfviewer plugin for the Roundcube Webmailer

The Kolab Groupware Solution since version 3.0 uses Roundcube for the email webclient. Kolab comes with a set of plugins for the Roundcube Webmailer. One of these is the "odfviewer", which enables the display of file attachments in the Open Document Format directly within the web client UI.

Add-on for Firefox

WebODF was also used to create a Viewer for OpenDocument Format office files for Mozilla Firefox. It can be downloaded and installed from Mozilla's Add-on website.

Embedding an ODP file in a webpage with ViewerJS

Embedding an ODP file in a webpage with ViewerJS.


ViewerJS is an Open Source document viewer that enables embedding ODF or PDF files directly in webpages, without any external server dependencies. It uses PDF.js for files in PDF and WebODF for files in the OpenDocument format. Get ViewerJS from the ViewerJS website.

Screenshot of WebODF demo site.

Screenshot of WebODF demo site.

WebODF gallery

Using the web toolkit Ext.JS, a demo site was built. Here one can browser a set of documents and look at them in the browser.

Change tracking with WebODF.

Change tracking with WebODF.

Change tracking demonstration

Change tracking in ODF is being improved. There have been two proposals on the table. To allow evaluation of the one of these proposals, WebODF has been used. Basic support for the proposal was implemented with WebODF in one week. This resulted in a webpage where all test documents can be viewed in a state before and after the change as well as in a united state where the difference are coloured.

Change tracking demo