Opened 15 years ago

Last modified 15 years ago

#2818 confirmed New Feature

Using OpenDocument as another Native output format

Reported by: Olivier Sarrat Owned by:
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: Core : Output Data Version:
Keywords: Cc:


FCKEditor has the best UI for web editing, and is very popular. It could become the missing component to build a web-based document management solution if it would be able to store its outputs in the OpenDocument standard, in addition to the XHTML standard. That way, with all the tools available on the OpenDocument standard (, it would be very easy to build server-side solution which generates ODT, PDF, MS Word, etc.

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by Alfonso Martínez de Lizarrondo

Milestone: FCKeditor 2.6.5

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by Artur Formella

Is there any HTML to ODF converter? It is similar to #902

comment:3 Changed 15 years ago by Olivier Sarrat

Yes, surely. I already generate MS Word from content typed in FCKeditor. And I could as well generate OpenOffice format from it. But we know that a conversion between all those formats always create differences in the layout and rendering of the final document. The idea to have the option to choose between OpenDocument or XHTML as core output format is to limit the conversion of formats. XHTML is great to build webpages and all online content, but if the purpose of the web application is to build documents, then OpenDocument might be a better standard.

comment:4 Changed 15 years ago by Alfonso Martínez de Lizarrondo

You can't avoid the conversion to/from HTML, as FCKeditor is browser-based, so it will use internally HTML.

Unless you can find a javascript library to generate OpenDocuments, you must use a server script.

comment:5 Changed 15 years ago by Frederico Caldeira Knabben

Keywords: Confirmed added

There is some discussion about it at our Forums.

While our core team would hardly be able to work on this feature, I think it's still valid. So, I'm leaving this one open for now. Maybe someone would be interested on stepping up into this development.

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