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How to connect Desktop Editors to your SaaS portal?

Desktop Editorsv.4.2 Desktop Editors changelog

Version 4.2.2

Release date: 02/16/2017

Fixes

All Editors

  • Prevent editors from performing the save operation if there are no changes to save.
  • Fixed a rare problem occurring when saving a file with a specific chart type.
  • Fixed the problems with copy-paste functions.

Document Editor

  • Fixed the problem with the changes missing when several users enter the text at the same time (bug #33726)
  • Fixed the bug with the cursor positioning after the InsertContent function is used.

Spreadsheet Editor

  • Fixed the wrong order of elements in equations (bug #34029).
  • Fixed entering the characters with diacritical symbols (bug #33908)
  • Fixed the horizontal scroll when using a trackpad (bug #27197)
  • Fixed error occurring when assembling files with Ranges in some rare cases.
  • Fixed errors occurring when converting from the XLSX to the CSV format.
  • Fixed the Match formula return value in some cases (bug #33735)

Presentation Editor

  • Fixed a problem occurring when saving a file with the notes copied from Document Editor;
  • Fixed a problem occurring when saving a file with a chart copied from Presentation Editor.

Version 4.2.1

Release date: 12/20/2016

New Features

All Editors

  • Added the possibility to set a dash type for shapes;
  • Better support of HiDPI systems.

Document Editor

  • Added the possibility to open and edit footnotes;
  • Ability to insert number of pages into the document;
  • Remade version history. Added the possibility to hide minor features.

Spreadsheet Editor

  • Added the possibility to insert equations in Spreadsheet Editor;
  • Added the possibility to open and edit sparklines;
  • Added a new SUMIFS function;
  • Added the possibility to select data from the drop-down menu in the context menu;
  • Added a multiselection support;
  • Added the rotation of 3D charts;
  • Updated and improved the visual styles for all chart types;
  • Brought back the Freeze Panes option in the View Settings menu;
  • Added the new algorithm for calculating a cell height.

Presentation Editor

  • Added the possibility to insert equations in Presentation Editor.

Fixes

Document Editor

  • Fixed the broken Insert number of pages button;
  • Fixed the problem with the last hieroglyph duplicate;
  • Fixed the problem with changing the chart type from 2D to 3D.

Spreadsheet Editor

  • Fixed the problem with an empty cell when changing sparklines.

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  • Improved compatibility with the DOC format.

After you have installed Desktop Editors on your computer, you can easily connect the program to your existing SaaS portal or create a new one so that you can use all the product capabilities such as collaborative editing, reviewing, commenting and communicating via the built-in chat.

An Internet connection is required for creating or connecting a portal, as well as for real-time co-editing.

Step 1. Create a new portal

If you do not have a portal yet, launch Desktop Editors, switch to the Share & collaborate section at the left side panel and click the Try it now for free button.

Share & collaborate tab Share & collaborate tab

The cloud version sign up form will open in a new tab of the Desktop Editors interface. Please fill in all the form fields:

  • enter your First and Last Name;
  • specify a valid Email address;
  • enter a Name for your portal in the Create account name field.
    The portal name CANNOT be less than 6 characters long.
  • set a Password you will use to access your portal. Your password must be at least 6 characters long.
Portal creation form Portal creation form

When all the fields are filled in click the Start Free Trial button. Your portal is created. The Documents module will open in a new tab of the Desktop Editors interface. Now you can proceed to Step 3.

Step 2. Connect to an existing portal

To connect Desktop Editors to your existing portal account perform the following actions:

  1. Switch to the Share & collaborate section at the left side panel.
  2. Click the Connect link to connect to an existing portal.
    Share & collaborate tab Share & collaborate tab
  3. In a new window that opens, fill in the following three fields:
    • in the portal field, enter your portal address in the form portalname.onlyoffice.com or https://portalname.onlyoffice.com,
      You can also enter personal.onlyoffice.com in this field to connect to your account for personal use.
    • in the email field, specify the email address you use to access your account,
    • in the password field, specify the password you use to access your account.
  4. Click the Login button.
    Connect to portal window Connect to portal window

Your portal Documents module will open in a new tab of the Desktop Editors interface.

Step 3. Manage your connected accounts

Once you connect Desktop Editors to your portal, you can switch between the available sections (My Documents, Common Documents, Shared with Me, Project Documents, Recycle Bin) manage your files stored on the portal, create or upload new ones, view, share and edit them together with other portal users or external users.

Portal documents Portal documents

On the FILE tab, switch to the Share & collaborate section to view the Connected portals list. Right-click on a connected portal and use one of the available contextual menu options:

  • Open - to switch to the corresponding portal tab, if you are already logged in to this account, or to open the Connect to portal window, if you are not currently logged in (in such a case, you will need to enter your password),
  • Logout - to exit from your account,
    You can also click the Exit icon icon to the right of the account to exit from it.
  • Remove from list - to disconnect the selected account and remove it from the list.

If you have several accounts or portals, use the Add Portal button to connect one more account.

Connected accounts list Connected accounts list
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