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What is the MediaWiki Publisher extension?

asked 2017-07-19 16:30:05 +0100

hugojmaia gravatar image

I'm installing libre office 5.3.3 on my computer, looking at the extensions for it there's this MediaWiki Publisher. I don't know what it is, the description is unhelpful and it seems everywhere else on the internet people already know what it is or don't care about it. Can someone explain it to me or point me to a page that explains what the extension does?

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I find the description quite clear. So, what do you not understand?

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2017-07-20 08:59:47 +0100 )edit

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answered 2017-08-01 16:50:15 +0100

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Hello @hugojmaia,

In my LibreOffice Help for Writer ( F1 ) i came across the following article about Wiki Publisher:

Wiki Publisher

By using the Wiki Publisher you can upload your current Writer text document to a MediaWiki server. After uploading, all wiki users can read your document on the wiki.

Choose File - Send - To MediaWiki to upload the current Writer document to a MediaWiki server.

System Requirements

  • Java Runtime Environment
  • A wiki account on a supported MediaWiki server

Installing Wiki Publisher

Before you use the Wiki Publisher, ensure that LibreOffice uses a Java Runtime Environment (JRE). To check the status of the JRE, choose Tools - Options - LibreOffice - Advanced. Ensure that “Use a Java runtime environment” is checked and that a Java runtime folder is selected in the big listbox. If no JRE was activated, then activate a JRE of version 1.4 or later and restart LibreOffice.

To Connect to a Wiki

Note: You can store your user name and password for all respective dialogs inside LibreOffice. The password will be stored in a secure way, where access is maintained by a master password. To enable the master password, choose Tools - Options - LibreOffice - Security.

Note: If you connect to the web using a proxy server, enter the proxy information to Tools - Options - Internet - Proxy, and restart the software.

  1. Open a Writer document, and choose Tools - Options - Internet - MediaWiki.
  2. In the Options dialog, click Add.
  3. In the MediaWiki dialog, enter the account information for the wiki.
  4. In the URL text box, enter the address of a wiki that you want to connect to. You can copy the URL from a web browser and paste it into the textbox.
  5. In the Username box, enter your user ID for your wiki account. If the wiki allows anonymous write access, you can leave the Username and Password boxes empty.
  6. In the Password box, enter the password for your wiki account, then click OK.

Optionally enable “Save password” to save the password between sessions. A master password is used to maintain access to all saved passwords. Choose Tools - Options - LibreOffice - Security to enable the master password. “Save password” is unavailable when the master password is not enabled.

To Create a New Wiki Page

  1. Open a Writer document.
  2. Write the content of the wiki page. You can use formatting such as text formats, headings, footnotes, and more. See the list of supported formats.
  3. Choose File - Send - To MediaWiki.
  4. In the Send to MediaWiki dialog, specify the settings for your entry.
    • MediaWiki server: Select the wiki.
    • Title: Type the title of your page. Type the title of an existing page to overwrite the page with your current text document. Type a new title to create a new page on the wiki.
    • Summary: Enter an optional short summary of your page.
    • This is a minor edit: Check this box to mark the uploaded page as a minor edit of the already existing page with the same title.
    • Show in web browser: Check this box to open your system web ...
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