Feature request: DOTX template files

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jakobssystems
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Feature request: DOTX template files

Post by jakobssystems » Sun May 28, 2017 3:57 pm

Today I've got the feedback that .dotx files are not editable by OnlyOffice. Since these are just .docx used as templates I think this should be no problem in making them editable. Perhaps in the same manner as they used in Microsoft Office? Just a feature request...

Maxim
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Re: Feature request: DOTX template files

Post by Maxim » Mon May 29, 2017 7:03 am

Hello jakobssystems!
You are right (see here). Honestly to say we think that there is no need to implement DOTX template into OnlyOffice. DOTX format is not so widespread.

jakobssystems
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Re: Feature request: DOTX template files

Post by jakobssystems » Mon May 29, 2017 7:24 am

Maxim wrote:Hello jakobssystems!
You are right (see here). Honestly to say we think that there is no need to implement DOTX template into OnlyOffice. DOTX format is not so widespread.
Sad to hear this. DOTX is widely used in my customer base. Esp. companies and organizations with centralized MS Office template folders or terminal servers use them a lot.

nypateffill4817
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Re: Feature request: DOTX template files

Post by nypateffill4817 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:09 am

How to define the "Normal" default style to another value than Font:"Arial" Size:11 if there is no possibility to define a default template file (like the Normal.dotx in Word) ?

By looking on github, it seems that the default style is hardcoded in the source code.

If there a way to change the default style for all new documents ?

Maxim
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Re: Feature request: DOTX template files

Post by Maxim » Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:12 pm

Hello nypateffill4817!
If you replace docx template file with another you need you will be able to create a file with needed parameters.
/var/www/onlyoffice/documentserver-example/public/samples/
There you will find - new.docx new.pptx new.xlsx sample.docx sample.pptx sample.xlsx files. You will need to change file new.

JRegnery
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Re: Feature request: DOTX template files

Post by JRegnery » Fri May 17, 2019 1:20 pm

Hi everybody,

I want to used a default document instead of the empty new document.
I try to check the solution provided by Maxim but the folder /var/www/onlyoffice/documentserver-example/public/samples/ doesn't exists.
Any ideas ?

I'm using OnlyOffice 5.2.3 CE

Thanks

Maxim
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Re: Feature request: DOTX template files

Post by Maxim » Mon May 20, 2019 6:19 am

Hello JRegnery!
I just check and this folder is there. Please find this folder in your document server container
to get into container use following command

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docker exec -it [ID container] bash
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JRegnery
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Re: Feature request: DOTX template files

Post by JRegnery » Mon May 20, 2019 7:57 am

Hi Maxim,

Thanks for the reply,
I didn't use docker so I'm not sure if I can use your solution...
Is there a way to access this file without using Docker ?

Thanks

Maxim
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Re: Feature request: DOTX template files

Post by Maxim » Tue May 21, 2019 7:19 am

Hello!
Take a look here - /var/www/onlyoffice/WebStudio/Products/Files/DocStore
demo files

Howardnouse
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Feature request DOTX template files

Post by Howardnouse » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:28 am

Id like this feature too. I find it really useful in the Mantis bugtracker that I use.

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