New feature in Nextcloud + LibreOffice - Thanks to Allotropia

Hi Team

Our Nextcloud instance has a now a feature that allows you to edit a LibreOffice file directly from the Files page. It is different from Collabora Online because it uses your local LibreOffice to edit the cloud files directly. Further explanations from Allotropia:

This adds a new context menu item to the Files dropdown menu “Edit with LibreOffice”. Clicking that item will open the file in LibreOffice via WebDav (the file can then be edited and saved back directly in LibreOffice).

This greatly improves the user experience when working with Office files in the browser. No need to download, edit, reupload. Instead use the “Edit with LibreOffice” item.

This app requires at least LibreOffice 7.2 on Linux and macOS. On Windows it also works with older LibreOffice versions (since LibreOffice 5.3).

Enjoy the synergies between LibreOffice and NextCloud!



Hi team,

I tried it today and it works with odt.

But only for small files 2-3 pages. I did not edit bigger files.

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@ohallot mea culpa!

I just tried it again and open an odt file of 406 pages on my desktop / libreoffice 7.4 , made changes and saved it.

Everything works fine!

Thanks to you and Allotropia!

Takes a bit of time, of course, but it works.

Note however that is not a document management system, and we have no checkin/checkout process. There s a risk of collision, I think (2 persons editing the same file)

How about implementing a lock file to achieve that? It would be nice for adding simple things like comments.