Setting up file type definitions to enable Document Conversion Services | HCL Digital Experience

Set up file definition types to ensure that document conversions works for Microsoft Office, Lotus SmartSuite, and OpenOffice file types.

Procedure

  1. Locate the content-types.properties file in the following directory:
    • AIX®, HP-UX, Linux™, Solaris, Windows™: AppServer_root/java/jre/lib
    • IBM® i:
      • JDK 7: /QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdData/JavaVM/jdk70/64bit/jre/lib
      • JDK 7.1: /QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdData/JavaVM/jdk71/64bit/jre/lib
    • z/OS®: AppServer_root/java/lib
  2. Update the content-types.properties file as follows.
    These extensions are case-sensitive.
    Microsoft® Office 2007
    application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document: \
    		 description=Microsoft Word 2007 file;\
    		 file_extensions=.docx
    
    application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.presentation: \
    		 description=Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 file;\
    		 file_extensions=.pptx
    
    application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet: \
    		 description=Microsoft Excel 2007 file;\
    		 file_extensions=.xlsx
    Microsoft Office (before 2007)
    application/msword: \
    	description=Microsoft Word;\
    	file_extensions=.doc
    
    application/vnd.ms-excel: \
    	description=Microsoft Excel;\
    	file_extensions=.xls
    
    application/vnd.ms-powerpoint: \
    	description=Microsoft PowerPoint;\
    	file_extensions=.ppt
    
    Lotus® SmartSuite®
    application/vnd.lotus-freelance: \
            description=Lotus Freelance;\
            file_extensions=.prz
    
    application/vnd.lotus-1-2-3: \
            description=Lotus 1-2-3;\
            file_extensions=.123
    
    application/vnd.lotus-wordpro: \
            description=Lotus WordPro;\
            file_extensions=.lwp
    
    OpenOffice
    application/vnd.sun.xml.writer: \
    	description=Open Office;\
    	file_extensions=.sxw
    
    application/vnd.sun.xml.writer.template: \
    	description=Open Office;\
    	file_extensions=.stw
    
    application/vnd.sun.xml.writer.global: \
    	description=Open Office;\
    	file_extensions=.sxg
    
    application/vnd.sun.xml.calc: \
    	description=Open Office;\
    	file_extensions=.sxc
    
    application/vnd.sun.xml.calc.template: \
    	description=Open Office;\
    	file_extensions=.stc
    
    application/vnd.sun.xml.impress: \
    	description=Open Office;\
    	file_extensions=.sxi
    
    application/vnd.sun.xml.impress.template: \
    	description=Open Office;\
    	file_extensions=.sti
    
    application/vnd.sun.xml.draw: \
    	description=Open Office;\
    	file_extensions=.sxd
    
    application/vnd.sun.xml.draw.template: \
    	description=Open Office;\
    	file_extensions=.std
    
    application/vnd.sun.xml.math: \
    	description=Open Office;\
    	file_extensions=.sxm
    
  3. Install the appropriate package for your system.
    Table 1. Systems and packages
    Systems Extra Packages
    AIX X11R6
    HP-UX X11R6
    IBM i (v7r1) X11R6
    Linux
    X11R6
    LessTif or Motif with libXm.so.1 (Stellent 8.0.1)
    LessTif or Motif with libXm.so.2 (Stellent 
    7.75 or earlier)
    Solaris X11R6
    Windows n/a
    z/OS X11R6

    If OpenMotif is included on the Linux server, do not need to install the LessTif Rational Portfolio Manager package. The binary files for the LessTif package are already included.

Example

A temporary directory is used for document conversion.
  • Windows: c:\temp
  • AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris: /tmp
    Note: The default /tmp directory is in the root system. If it does not exist, it must be created.
  • IBM i: /temp
  • z/OS: /tmp
To create a temporary directory other than the default, edit the convertors.xml file in wp_profile_root/PortalServer/dcs. Add the property tempDir to the <global> tag as follows:
<global>
<property name="tempDir" value="yourtempDirectory"/>
</global>

What to do next

To start the native application when you click the attachment, the following MIME types must be registered in WebSphere® Application Server to enable browsers to properly display documents of that type. The following extra types must be registered:
  • application/msword doc
  • application/vnd.ms-excel xls
For AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, you must start IBM Workplace Services Express® from the console or an X-Server-enabled client with the same privileges (xhost+) as the console.
Note: Graphical conversions require access to an X Windows server. They require access to the Xm, Xt, and X11 libraries. Also, the DISPLAY environment variable must be set to the account that Portal is running under. The DISPLAY must be valid at the point that Portal is started. Therefore, telnetting to a server and starting Portal from there does not work. You must start the portal from an X terminal.

For AIX, HP-UX, and IBM i, refer to the prerequisites as described in Configuring images for Document Conversion Services.

For IBM i, refer to the prerequisites as described in Configuring images for Document Conversion Services.