Carbonio Docs is based on a heavily customised LibreOffice online package that adds to Carbonio ability for all persons in the organisation to collaborate in editing different types of documents, including text documents, word processors, spreadsheets, and presentations.

The integration of Carbonio Docs with items stored in Carbonio Files and with email attachments is seamless and handled by a dedicated Carbonio Docs component.

Whenever one wants to edit a document, a connection to a Carbonio Docs server instance starts, a copy of the file is retrieved and rendered in the user’s browser. When changes are made, only changes to the client are sent back, in order to keep the accuracy and fidelity of the document between client and server, while at the same time reducing the bandwidth use to the bare minimum.

Every document can be shown in either a read-only mode, with a simplified GUI limited to the viewing functionalities, or in edit (read/write) mode with a full GUI.

Key Features#

The most used key features of Carbonio Docs are:

  • To view and to edit documents, both in single-use and collaborative mode

  • The same functionalities of a LibreOffice desktop software are supported

  • Support of collaborative editing features from any modern browser, with no additional or third-party plugin needed

  • Compatibility with Microsoft Office documents

  • Interoperability across platforms and operating systems

  • Preservation of layout and formatting of documents saved in different formats or file types:

    • text documents (odt, docx, doc, txt, rft and more)

    • spreadsheets (ods, xlsx, xls)

    • presentations (odp, pptx, ppt)

  • Ability to save the same file in different format or file type.

  • Support to export documents as PDF files

  • Preview and thumbnail generation for most images format (PNG, GIF, JPEG, and more)

  • Preview of PDF files

  • Limited GUI for read-only documents, full GUI to support all read and write documents