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Can LO be used for collaboration (multi-person, real-time, document editing)? [closed]

asked 2014-07-27 15:55:25 +0200

Dragonic gravatar image

updated 2014-08-01 02:06:46 +0200

oweng gravatar image

Hi is this function ready? Waiting for it, as an alternative to Google Doc or owncloud (WebODF) :)

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Inserting links without explaining what is behind it makes a question look like spam. To answer your question "what about ...?": "what about it?"

bencomp gravatar imagebencomp ( 2014-07-27 16:29:00 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-07-29 21:18:46 +0200

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No, LibreOffice does not support simultanuous editing of a document by multiple people on different computers like Google Docs/Drive supports. There is no synchronisation system that shows edits made by others in real time in the LibreOffice application.

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Yes, LO itself is not ready. Available collaboration options for LO are listed in this alternate forum thread.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2014-08-01 02:03:59 +0200 )edit

answered 2014-07-27 17:07:17 +0200

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updated 2014-07-27 17:08:18 +0200

@Dragonic - What about looking at the release notes located here:

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I found "an experimental feature -> live streaming data" (only for Calc. but I need Writer streaming), and it doesn't work for me

Dragonic gravatar imageDragonic ( 2014-07-27 23:00:06 +0200 )edit

@Dragonic, "live streaming data" means that Calc can receive data from the internet in real-time (like stock trade, etc). It is not related to having cloud based applications (unfortunately...)

Pedro gravatar imagePedro ( 2014-07-30 02:10:51 +0200 )edit

answered 2014-07-30 00:32:39 +0200

m.a.riosv gravatar image

If you are asking about calc the option is in Menu/Tools/Share document, there is an explanation about can be edited in share mode. And I think only works with native file format (ods). Click help button to know how it works.

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