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WebDAV integration

This extension allows the user to open and save documents directly on a WebDAV server.

Project Description

WebDAV integration

This extension was developed for the Région Île-de-France in order to allow users to directly access their documents stored on a WebDAV server.

The extension add three buttons to the main toolbar:

- Configuring the remote server
- Open from the server
- Save on the server

This extension was developed by Lanedo.

Current Release
WebDAV integration 1.0.1

Released Sep 26, 2011 — tested with LibreOffice 3.3, LibreOffice 3.4

This fix a bug which prevented the extension to work with 64 bits Linux installations.
More about this release…

Download file Get WebDAV integration for All platforms
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All Releases

Version Released Description Compatibility Licenses Status
1.0.1 Sep 26, 2011 This fix a bug which prevented the extension to work with 64 bits Linux installations. More about this release…
LibreOffice 3.3
LibreOffice 3.4

1.0 Sep 19, 2011 First public version More about this release…
LibreOffice 3.3
LibreOffice 3.4


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Comments (5)

Olli-pekka Wallin Nov 13, 2011 07:17 PM
Could you add folder support to this component?
Reinout van Schouwen Mar 07, 2012 01:42 PM
I can't get this to work at all. How do I specify username and password for a WebDAV server?
Stephen Leibowitz Apr 21, 2012 04:28 PM
You should be prompted for the username and password when connecting. You can also try specifying the username in the URL (using the “Configure Cloud Access” button or menu item). For example:
Flemming from Banana hill Jun 06, 2012 10:25 PM
LibreOffice has native WebDav support. The help text is correct for Linux but not for Windows 7 (x64) with LibreOffice

Under Linux (Fedora 17 x64 & LibreOffice only one setting needs to be changed:

1) In "LibreOffice Writer" go to "Tools" -> "Options" -> "LibreOffice" -> "General" and select "Use libreOffice dialogs" under "Open/Save dialogs"

That is it. In the "File open" or "File save" dialogs you can enter the path to the WebDav server.

If you want the default document location to be on the WebDav server goto "Tools" -> "Options" -> "LibreOffice" -> "Paths" and edit the "My Documents" path.

Under Windows (Windows 7 (x64) with LibreOffice it is tricky to get WebDav to work. However, with the following steps I have been able to get consistent WebDav access.

1) In "LibreOffice Writer" go to "Tools" -> "Options" -> "LibreOffice" -> "General" and select "Use libreOffice dialogs" under "Open/Save dialogs"

2) Open the LibreOffice personal settings file "%APPDATA%\LibreOffice\3\user\registrymodifications.xcu" for editing in notepad or another editor. Find the variable "<prop oor:name="WritePath" oor:op="fuse"><value>$(work)</value>" and change the "$(work)" part to the path to your WebDav server.

3) Save an empty document as "ODF Text Document Template (.ott)" and upload it to the WebDav server. Notice the full path, e.g. ""

4) Modify the "LibreOffice Writer" shortcut to include the full path to the uploaded template document from the previous step. One way to do this in windows 7 is to type "LibreOffice Writer" in the start menu; right-click on the shortcut and select properties. Add the path of the documentto the end of the Target line so it looks something like this: "C:\Program Files (x86)\LibreOffice 3.5\program\swriter.exe" ""

5) Repeat step 3 and 4 for each LibreOffice program that needs WebDav access.

With this setup the "Default Dirctory" button (the one with the house) in the "file save" and "file open" will take you to the WebDav server. To go to a local partition just type the partition letter in the "File name" box, e.g. "C:" and press enter.
Hien Jun 07, 2012 08:06 AM

I am very interested with this plugin. However, the source code can you share?


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