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File Association, Open File, Edit File

Vibe is told to support > 400 file formats and that the file viewing capabilities are provided by Oracle Outside In viewer technology that supports over 500 unstructured file formats.

Testing with Firefox 33.1 on Linux desktops and Vibe 3.4 on SLES11SP3, the following basic file management options beyond Download/Save and possibly View, are available for some typical file types:

PDF
+ Opening in the browser pdf preview

DWG
+ Open with

ODT
+ Open with
+ Edit

DOC
+ Open with
+ Edit

DOCX
-

TXT
+ Edit

I wonder why "Open with" and "Edit" is not available for DOCX, as long as the document was intially created with LibreOffice on the Linux desktop?

In my opinion also complete file action options should be brought up in a context menu by right-click (as usual in File managers) on any file in the folder Files list.

Is there any configuration file on Vibe that can be edited to complement the available file actions for DOCX files etc ?


The Vibe Admin guide has a chapter about Configuring File Associations for Edit in Place Applications, but I'm not sure how to do this and if this will help here https://www.novell.com/documentation/vibe34/vibe34_admin/data/b10u30w2.html

Else, in Firefox Edit>Preferences>Applications it is possible to set Actions for various file types (content), and in Gnome 3,x System settings | Details | Default Applications can be selected.


Thanks,
Terje J. Hanssen
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Re: File Association, Open File, Edit File

Hi Terje,

yes, you found the right documentation, you need to do it like described in https://www.novell.com/documentation/vibe34/vibe34_admin/data/b10u30w2.html. Look at ssf.properties file and you'll find how it's configured for doc files. You need to do it the same way in ssf-ext.properties file.

regards
Pawel
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Re: File Association, Open File, Edit File

Hi Pawel,

I tried first as user to change the default editor settings for .docx to libreoffice according to the documentation
https://www.novell.com/documentation/vibe34/vibe34_user/data/trouble_editoroverrides.html#bk59mem
but with no difference as result.

Click on the .docx file pop up the Opening .docx widget which only offers the file options Cancel and Save.
There is still no "Open with" option available.

There is still not 'Edit This File' relevance tab available, nor contains the 'File Actions' any Edit option.

Any idea why the .docx file type is missing this fundamental file management features in Vibe?

Terje
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