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Features / Usability

Problems with Webdocviewer


Ok, I have been hitting my head against a wall and not getting anywhere

My goal is to open and display a spreed sheet on a wiki page from a file on our companies local domain share.

Not being able to figure out how to point the viewer to the file I may just use the cluncker solution of doing it from the file gallery and occasionally uploading a new version when it changes.

Unfortunately when I do that it says "Sorry, we were unable to find the document at the original source. Verify that the document still exists."

and gives me a link to directly download the file which works fine.

this is the wiki code I am using {webdocviewer fileId="334"}

Other info on the environment.
This is a company network and the wiki is for local use only. The server is setup behind a firewall. The server is connected to the local domain and pulls its user list from Active directory.

United States

You're using the Tiki File Gallery to store the file, right? Are you storing the File Gallery items in the DB or File Structure. I suspect a directory-level permissions issue on the server (since the download links works just fine, you say).

Confirm that your permissions on your websever allow full read/write to the directory in which you're storing the File Gallery items.

Also, try using the full URL (instead of the fileId parameter):

{webdocviewer url="http://yourdomain.com/dl334"}


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Thanks, I THINK that may have done it but I won't know until the bandwidth limit resets. I am assuming it is measured by IP? Probably still won't be useful. Thanks though.


Hello Stephen,

did you have a look at WebODF? We have WebODF integrate in Tiki, which means, that you can open and edit (only very limite) .odf documents which are store in a Tiki file gallery. This refers to for example OpenOffice / LibreOffice Writer (.odt) and OpenOffice / LibreOffice Calc (.ods) documents. NO MSOffice documents.

Right these day there is a discussion in the developers mailing list which developer would have time to do an upgrade to the next WebODF version, which will provide a much wider eiting capability.

Not answering your question, but giving some prospect, I mention that we have aswell integrate together.js, developed by the Mozilla foundation, which allows to simultaneously edit wikipages in Tiki ... I haven't tested it with WebODF, but even if it would not work by now, I am pretty sure that a lot of people would be keen on getting this awesomeness into Tiki before Tiki15 gets released.


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