MS Office and OpenOffice Resource Viewer
by Ross Jones


This plugin provides the option of using the Microsoft Office viewer for previewing both MS Office and OpenOffice documents as an IResourceView

————Supported formats ————

This plugin will attempt to preview the following formats

“DOC”, “DOCX”, “XLS”, “XLSX”, “PPT”, “PPTX”, “PPS”, “ODT”, “ODS”, “ODP”


To install ckanext-officedocs:

  1. Clone this repository into the place where you normally install extensions, by default this will be /usr/lib/ckan/default/src/
  2. Activate your CKAN virtual environment, for example:

    . /usr/lib/ckan/default/bin/activate
  3. Install the ckanext-officedocs Python package into your virtual environment:

    cd ckanext-officedocs
    python install
  4. Add officedocs_view to the ckan.plugins setting in your CKAN config file (by default the config file is located at /etc/ckan/default/production.ini).
  5. Restart CKAN. For example if you’ve deployed CKAN with Apache on Ubuntu:

    sudo service apache2 reload

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