OnlyOffice on Nextcloud


Could we try OnlyOffice on the Nextcloud instance please @chris? I am not keen on Collabora when compared to Google Docs but have heard that OnlyOffice provides much more comparable functionality and ease of use.

Thanks in advance.


Perhaps, when I have looked in the past I have been put off by their dual license policy (GNU AGPL plus a commercial one), but I guess if we ignore their website and get the code from GitHub then perhaps this isn’t an issue… but I’m not going to have much spare time to play with this for a few weeks.


Did you ever manage to have a play @chris ? :slight_smile:


Would seem a good candidate for the type of thing that could funded by CoTech CoBudget were it up and running.


After spending half a day working out that the latest Collabora Docker container only works on the last version of Docker CE, see:

And also finding out that that it now appears that you can edit LibreOffice files in OnlyOffice (previously you had to convert a .otd into a .docx before you could edit it and would therefore potentially end up with a different .odt and a .docx version of every file…):

It does give me more motivation to spend some time playing with OnlyOffice, but I’m still not sure when I’ll find the spare time for this…


It’s not just onlyoffice that has to be able to edit odt docs… it also seems to require the onlyoffice nextcloud app to support it as well. In our experience, we can get onlyoffice to display the odt version, but you can’t edit it unless you convert it.

Despite that huge limitation, we made the switch at mf/pl simply because we couldn’t tolerate the limit on shared documents that comes with collabora. The whole saga is documented here:


Hi @jamie, good to see you here :slight_smile:, thanks for the link, I’ll have a read through the Trac thread, it does seem like neither are ideal…


Nice to be here and see the forum. Btw, here’s a direct link to the most relevant piece of information about the use of odt file in nextcloud/only office: Sadly not resolved.