Legacy Aspose MSOffice document converter

This document describes how to install the Aspose document converter add-on as a standalone executable. It is only suitable for small deployments with low throughput (e.g. less than 5 documents per minute). We recommend the Docker installation for larger deployments.

Document previews

A separate application is used to generate document previews of Office/OpenOffice documents. If the application is not installed, then these previews will not be available to user.

To install, download the application from the RSpace download site:

wget --user=<username> --password=<password> https://researchspace.com/electronic-lab-notebook/media/rspace/aspose-app-VERSION.zip

replacing VERSION with the current release version and using your download credentials in place of <username> and <password>. As of April 20

1. Unzip and follow the installation instructions in the file Usage.md. Here we assume you are putting the application in /etc/rspace/aspose.

2. Make sure the application has executable permissions:

chmod 755 /etc/rspace/aspose/aspose-app.jar

3. There are several deployment properties relating to document preview generation. These three are mandatory. Add these to /etc/rspace/deployment.properties

aspose.license Absolute file path to Aspose license E.g.

aspose.license=/etc/rspace/aspose/Aspose-Total-Java.lic

aspose.app Absolute file path to Aspose standalone document converter executable E.g.

aspose.app=/etc/rspace/aspose/aspose-app.jar

aspose.logfile Absolute path to Aspose document converter's log file. E.g.

aspose.logfile=/etc/rspace/aspose/logs.txt

These two are optional:

aspose.logLevel The log level (default is INFO) e.g. aspose.logLevel=WARN

aspose.jvmArgs Optional jvm args to pass to application. E.g. aspose.jvmArgs=-Xmx1024m

4. Restart RSpace

5. Test by uploading an MSOffice or text file and try to view a preview.


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