4.11 Changing Global File Associations for Edit in Place Applications

When calling applications with the Edit in Place feature, Novell Vibe uses standard file associations. If your organization uses different file associations, you can reconfigure Vibe to use the preferred file associations.

  1. Change to the following directory:




    c:\Program Files\Novell\Teaming\apache-tomcat\
  2. Make a backup copy of the ssf-ext.properties file, which is located in the same directory as the ssf.properties file.

  3. Open the ssf.properties file in a text editor.

  4. Search for Edit in place to move to the block of lines that control the Edit in Place feature.

  5. Review the subsequent comment lines to become more familiar with how the Edit in Place feature works.

  6. Scroll down to locate the lines for the file associations that you want to change.

  7. Copy the lines to the clipboard of your text editor.

    For example, if you want to change the default editor for .doc files for Mac users to be Microsoft Word (rather than OpenOffice), copy the line that contains the .doc file extension:

  8. Open the ssf-ext.properties file.

  9. Scroll to the end of the ssf-ext.properties file, then paste the line you copied in Step 7.

  10. Edit the file association as needed.

    For example, if you want to change the default editor for .doc files on the Mac operating system to be Microsoft Word (rather than OpenOffice), modify the line that you copied in Step 7 as follows:

    edit.in.place.mac.editor.doc=/Applications/Microsoft\\Office\\ 2008/Microsoft\\ Word.app/Contents/MacOS/Microsoft\\ Word

    Use double backslashes for Mac or Linux systems when you need to include a space in the path, as shown in the above example.

  11. (Optional) Copy additional lines from the ssf.properties file to the ssf-ext.properties file as needed.

  12. Save and close the ssf-ext.properties file.

  13. Close the ssf.properties file without saving it.

  14. Stop and restart Vibe to put the modified file associations into affect for your Vibe site.