Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Open Office Integration with Liferay

Purpose of the Open Office integration is to convert one type of data format to another type
of data format.

For example I have uploaded one word document into documentLibrary portlet. But I want to
download the document as pdf. Here in this scenerio openoffice integration comes into the

To integrate with Liferay Portal Server please follow the below steps :

Step 1 :     Install openoffice software into your machine. We can install the software on any OS like windows, MAC, linux.

Step 2 :    Go to the folder where it was installed (for example, C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org\program) and start OpenOffice service with the following command:

        open cmd and run the below command under above specified path

        soffice -headless -accept="socket,host=,port=8100;urp;" -nofirststartwizard

        The above command will be executed irrespective of Operating Systems.

Step 3 :    Goto Control panel --> Server Category --> Server Administration --> Open Office

Step 4 :     Select check box of Enableed and make sure that port number should be 8100


Step 5 :     We can enable the property from portal-ext.properties by providing the property as


Step 6 :     Now you can upload the document into document library and try to download the document in another format.

I hope it will be helpful to  you

Enjoy :)


  1. Hi in web content display, there is a option to enable conversion to doc or pdf anything. How it is possible to make it in my custom development pulgin portlet

  2. hi , is this possible to convert .doc to .lar(liferay archive).
    please suggest