Get rid of Microsoft Office today!

Had to pass this on because its just to great not to. Of course it has been out since June but I did not know it until I saw Dave Hay’s post on PlanetLotus -> see here.  Once again another kudos to the Eclipse

The link Dave points to is the Symphony site where you can download the plugin.


New Attachment viewer with ODF thumbnails and JAR file support

As promised in the last post, here is a new updated widget for the attachment viewer. You can download the latest source files from the OpenNTF project.  If you want to learn how to install this into Notes 8.5.1 and above check out the video I posted to show how to do that.

Here is a summary of the support and you can also watch a video here or below:

– ODF thumbnail support added, .odp, .odt, .docx, .dotx, .docm, .dotm, .xlsx, .xlsm, .xltx, .xltm, .pptx, .pptm, .potx
– Modified Zip file to limit embedded text files to show only first 20K
– JAR file support – extended the ZIP provider to include Jar files
– New Text File support – .mf, .properties

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Demo: Attachment viewer supports JAR files and ODF thumbnails!

A new extension has been added to the attachment viewer to support ODF thumbnails. As I learned from a colleague last week the ODF file format is really just an archive (ZIP to be exact) so the same Java API’s I used for the ZIP provider work equally as well in the ODF file provider. I enhanced the ODF provider to only show image files since there is a lot of directory structure and XML in the file. This of course will be replaced when we get a true ODF viewer. Lastly, I also added JAR file support to the ZIP file provider. The API’s work against JAR files also so this change was also trivial. One thing to keep in mind, the viewing of very large archives is extremely slow because I am cracking open each supported file in the archive so be patient on large files.

Stay tuned to OpenNTF for the new version, coming soon…

Check out the demo video in the more section!

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