atom feed22 messages in org.xwiki.usersRe: [xwiki-users] Office import error
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Simon GletFeb 8, 2010 1:30 pm 
Asiri RathnayakeFeb 8, 2010 6:20 pm 
Simon GletFeb 9, 2010 5:46 am 
Asiri RathnayakeFeb 9, 2010 9:15 am 
Simon GletFeb 9, 2010 10:08 am 
Guillaume LerougeFeb 9, 2010 11:36 am 
Asiri RathnayakeFeb 9, 2010 12:21 pm 
Simon GletFeb 9, 2010 12:50 pm 
Guillaume LerougeFeb 9, 2010 1:43 pm 
Asiri RathnayakeFeb 9, 2010 8:13 pm 
Florin CiubotaruFeb 10, 2010 12:42 am 
Jeremie BOUSQUETFeb 10, 2010 1:56 am 
Simon GletFeb 10, 2010 8:24 am 
Simon GletFeb 10, 2010 8:30 am 
Asiri RathnayakeFeb 10, 2010 8:34 am 
Vincent MassolFeb 10, 2010 8:36 am 
Simon GletFeb 10, 2010 8:40 am 
Simon GletFeb 12, 2010 6:36 am 
Guillaume LerougeFeb 12, 2010 6:56 am 
Asiri RathnayakeFeb 12, 2010 8:07 am 
Asiri RathnayakeFeb 12, 2010 8:10 am 
Simon GletFeb 12, 2010 8:48 am 
Subject:Re: [xwiki-users] Office import error
From:Simon Glet (
Date:Feb 10, 2010 8:40:55 am

Wow that was fast !

On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 11:36 AM, Vincent Massol <> wrote:

On Feb 10, 2010, at 5:30 PM, Simon Glet wrote:


I see your point but I wasn't expecting that much involvement ;-) BTW, as you speak of customization, I was wondering how to hide the "Import Office Document" menu. By not offering the option, users will not get frustrated and would more easily accept the system.

With the latest XE version (2.2RC1 or even better 2.2RC2 being released right
now, will be avail in 2-3 hours) if the office importer page
(XWiki.OfficeImporter) is not present the menu item will not be shown. So you
can rename that page or delete it (you'd then need to reimport the
officeimporter XAR later on if you want it again in this case).

Of course you can also customize the menu vm files to define the rules you want.

Thanks -Vincent

On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 4:56 AM, Jeremie BOUSQUET <> wrote:

Hi Simon,

Some words from a long-time user of XWiki ...

I think the issues you encountered might be linked also to the fact that these features rely on external tools (oo, ms office...), and also they are quite "recent" in xwiki history. So for sure, all integration issues might not have been encountered / fixed already. Of course if you need mainly these features, it might be a problem, but with some fixes there is no reason they won't work.

For the rest, I must say that on the other side, and even with some (known) flaws, xwiki is not comparable to other wikis I know. No one offers such liberty and customization possibilities. I use it for some years now at work (since v0.9) and migrated regularly to last versions, and progression is incredible, in terms of features and usability. A good basis is now in place, and I think not much is needed to have a nearly perfect tool :) But, again, this tool might need some involvement in order to get its best, even if it's more and more "plug & play".

I'll take an example, in my office we use a specific configuration management tool very uncommon, and that is integrated with nothing else. In wiki I could very easily create some macros to help users create links on various sources, reports and such in this scm tool. The wysiwyg editor works really well now, and the new macro displays in a dialog with parameters I defined, though I didn't code anything for the display. This is really helpful and really easy to put in place. I don't know much other tools, but I don't think you can do this kind of thing so easily... For now I did not install oO server for office import though, but I plan to.

Best regards, Jeremie

2010/2/9 Simon Glet <>

Hi Asiri,

I am a little confused by the quality of XWiki 2.1.1. At this point I find that there are many features that don't work properly or at all :

- Office plugin (the office 2007 ribbon has a very buggy behavior) - Document import (There is no documentation about version compatibility between the different elements) - Usage with SQL Server 2005 is impossible. Works fine with PostgreSQL though.

I can't continue testing such a product. To bad, it looked very good.

Best Regards Simon Glet

On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 12:15 PM, Asiri Rathnayake <> wrote:


On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 7:16 PM, Simon Glet <> wrote:

Hi Asiri,

I currently use the latest version of OO (3.1.1 Build 9420). What else can I check ?

Well, you can try un-installing openoffice and reinstalling. But I doubt this will help.

Next thing you can try is use jodconverter directly and try to convert your document from odt to html.

Here is the link:

How to use it:

If the command-line conversion fails for your document, then the error should probably be reported to jodconverter users list.


- Asiri

Thanks Simon Glet

On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 9:20 PM, Asiri Rathnayake <> wrote:


As you have understood it seems the problem is with your OOo installation. Can you try removing your existing OOo installation and installing the latest version from  This will most



the issue.

- Asiri