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How to extend ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors functionality

ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors is a free and open source office suite that comprises viewers and editors for text documents, spreadsheets and presentations working offline and allowing to easily switch to the online mode for real-time co-editing and collaboration.

To extend its functionality, you can use the plugins listed on GitHub or create your own one using API documentation. Actually, you can add a video from YouTube, insert ClipArts, recognize text from screenshots/pictures, and play chess within your document.

Recently developers have updated ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors to version 4.2.1 that includes some new features and fixes some bugs reported by users. The detailed changelog can be found on GitHub.

Installing ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors in Linux Mint

Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T), copy and run the following commands.

Add GPG key:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp:// --recv-keys CB2DE8E5

Add the following record to the /etc/apt/sources.list file to add an ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors repository:

deb squeeze main

Update the package manager cache:

sudo apt-get update

Install ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors:

sudo apt-get install onlyoffice-desktopeditors

Run ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors


How to extend ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors functionality

Adding plugins

Download plugins from GitHub:

git clone

Select a plugin to add and open its folder. Archive the files it contains (not a folder itself!). Change the archive extension to .plugin and drag-and-drop it to the desktop editor main screen.

–°reate a new document or open an existing one. The Plugins icon appears on the left-side panel. Click it to start using plugins.

How to extend ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors functionality

12-01-2017, 07:59
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