Plugins Directory » Redmine Preview Office

Author: Stephan Wenzel
Code repository:
Registered on: 2018-08-18 (over 5 years ago)
Current version: 1.0.3
Compatible with: Redmine 3.4.x
User ratings:   (10)

This plugin's functionality is now continued in redmine_more_previews

Plugin to preview Microsoft Office Documents in Redmine's preview pane. Requires that Libreoffice is installed.
Supports: docx, xlsx, pptx, doc, xls, ppt, doc, rtf, odt.

Installation notes


1. Install Libreoffice (many linux distributions provide ready installers)
on Windows Systems Version of libreoffice has been reported to work well

2. download plugin and copy plugin folder redmine_preview_office go to Redmine's plugins folder

3. restart server f.i.

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart


1. go to plugins folder, delete plugin folder redmine_preview_office

rm -r redmine_preview_office

2. restart server f.i.

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart


1.0.3 (2018-08-19)

Compatible with Redmine 3.4.x.

added support for MS Windows platform

Overview.png (583 KB) Overview.png Stephan Wenzel, 2018-08-18 17:15

User ratings

  by alex he over 1 year ago

  by tao ke about 5 years ago

not work in Redmine 4.0.1

  by Sunding Wei about 5 years ago

Not working with redmine 3.4.4 / ubuntu 18.04

  by Nova Pun over 5 years ago

not work in Redmine 3.4.4
Ruby 2.5.1p57

Server version: Apache/2.4.29 (Ubuntu)
Server built: 2018-10-03T14:41:08

When click the configuration page will show 404 error !

  by Yury Rachkouski over 5 years ago

Don't work on Windows 7 x64

Redmine version 3.4.6.stable
Ruby version 2.3.3
Rails version 4.2.8

try to install Libreoffice
6.0.6 x32 x64
6.1.2 x32 x64

  by v t over 5 years ago

  by Bernd Korte over 5 years ago

Läuft leider nicht unter Windows mit dem Bitnami Stack. Die Idee finde ich aber gut.

  by Mr T over 5 years ago

Thank you, docx, doc is OK but not preview xlsx file

  by Andrey Sergeev over 5 years ago

Good day! Could you please tell me what version of libre office do you use to preview the documents? I have windows x64

  by Dirk Rudolph over 5 years ago

works on Windows