Using MindTouch as a Document File Repository
I was excited about using MindTouch as a shared Document and File Mangement System but I've found that if I upload a Word file (for example) I cannot subsequently edit it in MindTouch. If I do open the file and modify it, then try to save it, it is either Read Only or it offers to save it on my local machine, not back on the MindTouch server. This rather defeats the objective of using MindTouch as a central repository for MS Office files, etc. Am I missing something?
I believe, if you are running Internet Explorer, MS Office documents will be listed with an "Edit" link that allows you to edit the document and then save it back to the server... but only from within IE.
That's what I hoped for, but it opens the files as Read Only and so when I try to Save (after making changes), I get the Save As dialog on my local machine.
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Thanks Jaron, but no-go. I get two behaviours:
1 - I click on the little Edit link at the end of the file name. Word launches but I get a password challenge. If I enter the wiki admin name and password the file opens (with underscores in the name) and it is Read-only.
2 - I click on the file name itself. I am asked to Open Or Download so I click on Open. This time there is no password challenge, the file is not Read-only and the filename is correct (it has spaces as did the original). So far so good. I can now edit the file in Word and Save it but I've no idea where it is saved and the original on the Deki server is unchanged.
I'm running IE 9. In Firefox there is no Edit link (as expected?) but when I click on the filename it opens Read-only in Word but without the password challenge.
PS - Just figured out, file path when saved is C:\USERS\myusername\APPDATA\LOCAL\MICROSOFT\WINDOW S\TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES\CONTENT.IE5\7N3WKRPE\myfilename, so it's a temporary IE file. Guess I could do a Save As then upload it as a replacement file but that's disappointing if it's what we have to do every time we modify an uploaded file.
Anyone else have suggestions? ...please?
Last edited by markfarey; 03-08-2012 at 09:33 PM.
I never personally use it, because I use Firefox, but we known it is supposed to work, in certain manners.
Our internal reference includes the following documents:
Using the Mindtouch desktop connector is a valid work-around. You can edit documents by dragging it from there and saving it from within your office application, directly to the original page on your Mindtouch server.
Mind you, it has been quite a while since we personally tested and verified this.
Thank you that was very helpful. I followed the links that you suggested and was able to get it working on my computer. I'm going to have the rest of my team check it out.