9.3 Web Browser Access to Files Through Edit-in-Place

By default, Vibe users can access files on the Vibe server directly using a web browser.

If they have sufficient rights, they can then open files for editing using whichever of the following two options you configure Vibe to support.

9.3.1 MS URI-Based File Editing

MS URI-based editing is available by default to all users who have:

  • Web browser access to vibe.

  • Microsoft Office 2010 or later installed on their workstation.

Users can edit files directly in Vibe (through underlying WebDAV support) using the Edit this file drop-down option wherever it appears.

IMPORTANT:LibreOffice is not supported by MS URI.

For more information, see Editing Files Accessed through a Web Browser in the OpenText Vibe 4.0.8 User Guide.

9.3.2 Vibe URI-Based File Editing

Vibe URI-based editing (also knowns as Vibe Edit-in-Place) is not the default browser-based option. It requires action on your part as well as by your users, but for many it is the best option because:

  • It supports both Mac and Windows.

  • It supports Microsoft Office and LibreOffice.

To provide Vibe-URI-based file editing, complete the steps in the following sections:

Configuring Vibe to Support Vibe URI (Edit-in-Place Functionality)

To configure the Vibe server, you must do the following:

  1. Follow the instructions in Distributing File-Access Applications to Users.

  2. Change to the following directory:




    c:\Program Files\Novell\Teaming\apache-tomcat\
  3. Open the ssf-ext.properties file.

  4. Insert a new entry as follows: edit.in.place.mode=vibeuri.

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

  6. Stop and restart Vibe.

NOTE:If you want to revert to msuri functionality, simply change the edit.in.place.mode option to msuri and restart Vibe.

Having Users Download and Install Vibe Edit-in-Place.

To use Vibe URI (Edit-in-Place), users must download and install the Vibe Edit-in-Place application for their workstation type.