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The following components must be installed on the server:

Note that CiviOffice requires at least CiviCRM Core 5.44.

Verifying successful unoconv installation

If unoconv --version prints out the unoconv version, your installation was successful.

Installing the extension

This extension needs to be installed manually into CiviCRM. It is not (yet) available from the built-in extensions catalog.

First, download an official release archive from the release page. Unpack the archive and move the directory into your extensions directory (e.g., .../civicrm/ext/; you can find the exact location in your CiviCRM settings ( Administer/System Settings/Directories)).

Next, open the extensions page in the CiviCRM settings (Administer/System Settings/Extensions). Find the extension CiviOffice in the Extensions tab and click on Install. The extension will be set up.

Basic configuration steps

  • Go to Administration -> Administration Console -> Communication -> CiviOffice Settings or /civicrm/admin/civioffice/settings to set up your document stores, renderers and editors
  • The documents used in CiviOffice can be managed via /civicrm/civioffice/document_upload. Currently you need to add that link to the navigation menu manually.
  • Assign the permission "Access CiviOffice" to user roles as needed.
  • Optional: Create an activity type such as "Created Document (CiviOffice)"

Known issues

If the web server's user and the unoconv user are not identical, these permissions must be set. Otherwise unoconv/libreoffice cannot be used as a converter in CiviOffice.

Dependencies and configurations for extended functionalities

  • in order to integrate with the Donation Receipts extension, install de.systopia.donrec 2.1+ and select the template you want to use for cover letters in the extension settings
  • to send CiviOffice documents as email attachments, install de.systopia.mailattachment 1.0+ and:
  • for contacts and contributions, install de.systopia.mailbatch 2.0+
  • for participants, install de.systopia.eventmessages 1.1+