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Error “INFO This iFix is not for your current DocsConversion version.” when installing IBM Docs 2.0 CR3 iFix001

In another blog entry I had been asked by Kenneth if it is an expected behaviour, that when installing CR3 iFix001 you get the message “INFO This iFix is not for your current DocsConversion version.” if you installed the Linux version of the Conversion Server.  After checking back with developement this is indeed a defect.  To go around this and also deploy the fix for the conversion server please follow those instructions: 1. Login the server on which DMGR is running, change directory to DMGR_INSTALL_ROOT/config/cells/CELL_NAME/IBMDocs-config, for example 2. In the file conversion-config.json, search “build-info”, and add one line — “ifix_version”:…


IBM Connections Docs 2.0 CR3 iFix 001 has been released

Unfortunately a few bugs sneaked their way into IBM Docs 2.0 CR3 unnoticed. This iFix takes care of them. You can grab it from here at FixCentral. It fixes the following issues: Fixed the issue that not all editor profiles can be displayed in Track Change panel. Fixed the fidelity issue of imported .docx files that have track change enabled and there is chance of deleting. Fixed the fidelity issue of imported Microsoft Office documents that have justified alignment setting in the paragraph. Fixed the defect in Spreadsheets editor that number displays incorrectly when the number format is set as…


Installation Guide for IBM Connections Docs 2.0 CR3 and Conversion Server on Linux

Since especially upgrading IBM Connections Docs has in the past led to some confusion and sometimes failed installation and the installation of the Conversions Server on Linux is something new I decided to document the installation and share this with you. It starts with a Connections 6.0 and IBM Connections Docs 2.0 vanilla deployed and takes you through the upgrade to CR3 and the installation of the Conversion Server.   You can also download the document right here.

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IBM Connections Docs 2.0 CR3 has been released

Today IBM Docs 2.0 CR3 has hit FixCentral! Aside from fixes the two biggest things in my point of view are: Support for the Conversion Server on Linux: This way you can know deploy all of Docs one platform of your choice: Windows or Linux. No need for a mandatory Windows server at customers, that run a Linux only strategy. Important note: currently the Linux Conversion Server does not, yet, support the Graphical Installer. So if you are planning on deploying using it on Linux, install all needed components except the Conversion server first in version 2.0, then upgrade them…

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Coming up soon: IBM Connections Docs CR3 with lots of new features!

Jim Puckett just talked about the upcoming CR3 for IBM Connections Docs (yes, it is right around the corner) at the Social Connections in Vienna. There are lots of great features around the corner with the conversion server being available on Linux probably being the most awaited one.  This is a great step towards our PINK strategy and being able to provide provide also the editing capabilities of Docs via Docker containers. Another great addition will be Track Changes in text document editing, which allows you to see and browse through all changes done since you last accessed the document…

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Docs 2.0 CR2 iFix 003 has been released

Docs 2.0 CR2 iFix 003 has been released just has been released. It adds the following two new capabilities: Added the capability of customizing a watermark when previewing in the Spreadsheets and Documents editors. This allows the administrator to configure a customized watermark to display the user’s name and the preview date to protect important content Added the capability to enable cell protection for third-party repository integration. It fixes everything from iFix002as well as the following things: Fixed the issue that a community page continuously refreshes when CCM integration is not configured correctly. Fixed a UI display issue with some specific locales in a browser.…

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Important note to installing IBM Connections Docs 2.0 CR2

CR2 is installed a little bit different than previous CRs of IBM Connections Docs.   While the documentation states it, it is easy to oversee if you have done previous installation of CR1 a lot of times before – and quite a lot of people missed this and ran into this problem. With CR2 there are two more statements that need to be provided: -l ${FILESURL} -a ${J2CALIAS} .  Here the complete command: python -u ${USERNAME} -p ${PASSWORD} -f $ {WSADMINPATH} -l ${FILESURL} -a ${J2CALIAS} ${USERNAME} is the user name of WAS ${PASSWORD} is the password for the user above…


IBM Docs Viewer not working with IBM Connections 6.0 with error CLFAF401W / CLFAF400W

If you have installed IBM Connections 6.0 and IBM Docs / Viewer 2.0 CR2 and the Viewer is not working, then check in the error logs if you are seeing the following error: [05.04.17 17:38:23:018 CEST] 00000100 LCFilesEJBRep W   CLFAF401W: Document is not found. Exception when getting document 9bbd88a5-35c4-478f-8b27-046a03f07df2[05.04.17 17:38:23:018 CEST] 00000100 ViewDocServle E   Request on IBM Docs Component :  request TgGBYr1l4a1hjA+6WaB3bF+Zwvs+J1PfukvRKtxVISq6GdY+uQoHkgVVSJnytESa with information {CLFAF400W: Can’t access the document repository.} If so, you can try to change the way the Docs Viewer is accessing the files from Connections from the old “physical” way (e.g. grabbing it directly from…


IBM Docs 2.0 CR2 has been released

IBM Connections Docs CR2 is now available on Fix Central. This release of Docs 2.0 CR2 comes alongside the IBM Connections 6.0 Announcement. The IBM Docs team has been working hard on adding new features and functionality to the Documents editor and Spreadsheets editor in addition to new Viewer capabilities in our effort to continuously improve the end user experience: Document Editor File Size Increase: Documents supports increased file size, from 20MB to 30MB Markdown Support: Documents can now be downloaded in Markdown (.md) by clicking File > Download > Markdown (.md) Markdown is a lightweight markup language with plain text formatting syntax designed to that…

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