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Creating new Microsoft Office documents from KM

Hi,

does the portal provide the possibility to create <b>new</b> MS Office documents from the web-based interface? By default one can only create new folders, HTML documents en text documents. New MS Office documents (for instance) can only be <i>uploaded</i> after they have been locally created.

So, in brief, is it possible to add buttons like New -> Word document, New -> Excel document etc in the context menu in a portal layout set?

Please note, I know that the Portal Drive does offer this functionality!

Much obliged

Marcel Rabe

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    Posted on Jun 11, 2007 at 01:31 PM

    Hi Marcel,

    you can actually try using a custom command in the command menu which then calls the software in the client side. If you do not want to use the client side, then you need to make some custom development which actually creates MS office documents from some input----that sounds like another product/project in itself.

    cheers,

    Shantanu

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    • Hi guys,

      thanks for the reply's.

      The first option, to extend the context menu, is already in consideration but as you said, it will require some custom development which is a project on it's own.

      The second option I tried and works pretty nice but has one downside: it requires that the user saves the document first before it can be edited.

      The following blog (https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/weblogs?blog=/pub/wlg/5268) seems to describe how to create a WebDynpro that one can use to create new office documents. Also not what I'm looking since I want to integrate it with KM layout sets, for but I'll give that a try also.

      I definitely prefer option 1, but would like to hear some experiences....

      Marcel

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