Editor offers a full-featured in-browser file editor and online previewer for office documents, spreadsheets and presentations. This is used both for authoring and for viewing a variety of document types, depending upon each user's permissions to the file they're accessing. Customers who want to use the Office 365 integration, can configure the site to use Microsoft Office for Web for viewing and editing Office file formats.

Rich editing, co-authoring with Editor

The viewer and editor offers a rich set of viewing, editing, co-authoring and collaborating features without requiring additional external subscriptions. The editor comes with several benefits including:

Rich Co-Authoring and Collaboration Features

Every logged-in user will have access to the editor for a convenient Co-Authoring experience. Your users can collaborate freely with other users of the editor - including commenting, reviewing and accepting changes. Real-time collaboration, even for dozens of users at once, is quick and pain-free.

When co-authoring a document, all of the people editing the document must be using for editing. For example, if a document is stored in a remote mount of a SharePoint server, your users cannot simultaneously edit that document through the editor and through SharePoint online.

Advanced editor features available directly in the browser.

Though Microsoft Office for web offers some great features, there are limitations for documents, presentations and spreadsheets which are offered in their desktop clients.  The editor programs support many advanced features such as high-fidelity rendering, advanced styling and formatting, spreadsheet analysis tasks, and transitions and presenter mode for presentations. The editor even offers mail merge, importing CSV documents into spreadsheets, adding watermarks to documents, even dragging contents from one document into another – all within your browser, without needing a separate application.

Support for large file sizes

The editor supports large file sizes for the following formats:

  • Office documents (.doc, .docx, .odt file extensions) maximum file size is 950MB
  • Spreadsheets (.xls, .xlsx, .ods file extensions) maximum file size is 950MB
  • Presentations (.ppt, .pptx, .odp files) maximum file size is 150MB.

The editor supports many of the popular file types:

  • Spreadsheets: .xls, .xlsx, .xlsb, .ods
  • Presentations: .pptx, .ppsx, .ppt, .pps, .odp
  • Documents: .doc, .docx, .odt
  • OpenDocument Document Template: .ott
  • Rich Text Format: .rtf
  • Text files: .txt
  • XML: .xml

Hosted within the infrastructure

Using the editor means that the files do not leave our own managed infrastructure and will not be transmitted to an external service.

Setting the online editor for your site

By default, the editor will be enabled on your site, although you can change this using the Online Editor Integration site setting. For most organizations, we recommend leaving the editor selected as the editor for your site. Site administrators can select the editor to be used for Office documents within your site. Type Online editor in the search box at the top of each page and click on the matching result. You can choose amongst these options:

  • editor this option enables the in-browser editor, which is also used for generating previews of Office document types. No additional subscription or account is required to use this editor in your site.
  • Microsoft Office 365 for Web  Enable the Microsoft Office for the Web services. This will require a Microsoft subscription.
  • None Disables all document, spreadsheet and presentation authoring within your site.

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