Integrating Connections Content Manager libraries with IBM Docs

If the IBM® Docs application is deployed, IBM Docs integrates with the Connections Content Manager (CCM) library app to add new features and to enable co-editing of library document files.

The library interface changes if IBM Docs is deployed. First, new radio buttons are added to the main library page for creating documents, presentations, and spreadsheets directly from within a library. For more information, see Adding files to a library. In addition, a new Edit in Docs button is displayed for document files, use this button to edit library files with the IBM Docs editor. For more information, see How do I edit files?.

The following are labeled as IBM Docs files:
  • Files that you create in IBM Docs
  • Files that you access by using the Edit in Docs button
    Note: When you convert an existing file into an IBM Docs file with Edit in Docs, it cannot be converted back into a non-IBM Docs file.
IBM Docs files also have a different icon compared to non-IBM Docs files. If a file is an IBM Docs file, anyone with Edit permission on that file can open the file for editing within IBM Docs, even if the file is checked out by another user. For more information, see Sharing library files and folders.

Changes that are made to files within IBM Docs must be published before they appear when you downloadi and view the file within the IBM File Viewer. The user that checks out a file can publish changes that are made in IBM Docs by using the Save button within the IBM Docs editor. Changes that are made to IBM Docs files are also automatically published when you use Check In or Submit for Review.

Linked libraries also support IBM Docs. However, to use IBM Docs features within a linked library, the library must reside on the FileNet server as used by libraries on your IBM Connections Content manager installation.
Note: Uploading new versions and restoring previous versions is not supported for IBM Docs files.