Opening existing documents in Connections Docs

After you upload Microsoft Word documents or other document file types to your files list, you can open them in IBM® Connections Docs to work with them in a web browser.

About this task

Supported formats include .doc, .docx, .dot, .dotx, .odt, .ott, and .txt. To open an existing document in Connections Docs, follow these steps:


  1. Upload a file to the Connections Files application.
  2. Click My Files.
  3. Find the file that you want to open in Connections Docs, and click the file name to go to the File Details view.
  4. Click Edit to open the file in Connections Docs.
  5. Optional: If you want to return to the files list, clickopen files list button on the toolbar.

If you are using IBM Content Navigator:

  1. Find the file that you want to open in IBM Connections Docs.
  2. Right-click the file and select Edit in Docs.


Note: Occasionally, certain formatting from uploaded files does not display correctly in Connections Docs although it is preserved in the file. In these cases, when a version is published, you can download the file and use it in its original application.