Collaborative Editing in ownCloud


ONLYOFFICE and ownCloud are offering a joint solution. The ONLYOFFICE integration enables access and collaborative editing of Microsoft Office file formats from the ownCloud frontend in real time. ONLYOFFICE gives ownCloud users another reliable and user-friendly way to collaboratively edit documents. ONLYOFFICE is a powerful online editor for text documents, spreadsheets or presentations and is compatible with all MS Office files.

Users can access their office documents within the ownCloud web front in real time, author new content, share their work and collaboratively work on the same document with others, all while others can see changes in real time and take over editing. No longer are users plagued with version conflicts that could occur while working independently on documents.

ONLYOFFICE provides enterprises with a scalable, commercially supported version with Long Term Support, signed security updates and a SLA.

ONLYOFFICE document editor within ownCloud

ONLYOFFICE document editor within ownCloud

Benefits – core functions:

  • By supporting all current MS Office formats, following file types can be collaboratively processed in ownCloud: docx, xlsx, pptx, txt files
  • Files can be saved in multiple formats: docx,odt, rtf, txt, pdf, html, pptx, odp, xlsx, csv, ods
  • Users can add links, tables and graphics, insert diagrams, AutoShapes, mathematical formulas, font decoration, edit headers and footers, create style sheets, change the design of the whole document with two mouse clicks and much more.
  • Users can switch into “Semi-Formal” mode to instantly see their co-author’s changes or go to “Formal” mode to work on the document without being distracted by others.
  • Documents can be shared with different types of permissions: Users can choose between Download only, review, form fill, comment and edit to fully be in control who can view and change documents
  • There are several communication features to further improve productivity: review, comment and live chat. Users can let their teammates review the document to correct misprints and suggest ideas without changing the text itself. Use the “Comment” option to leave funny text comments or discuss them using a built-in live chat.
  • Create, view and edit documents, spreadsheets and presentations
  • Collaborative editing – share and edit files in real time
  • Define Access Rights: Full Access; Read Only; Review, Deny Access
  • Insert comments, reply to comments
  • Track changes, accept/reject changes
  • Auto Saving
  • GDPR compliant
ONLYOFFICE spreadsheet editor within ownCloud

ONLYOFFICE spreadsheet editor within ownCloud

ONLYOFFICE presentation editor within ownCloud

ONLYOFFICE presentation editor within ownCloud

How to install ONLYOFFICE

1. Use the ONLYOFFICE connector for ownCloud

2. Via the app-center of our partner Univention

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