How do I edit documents with connectors? 

Edit custom library documents in their native applications using IBM Lotus Quickr Connectors.

Before you begin

You must install IBM Lotus Quickr Connectors.

About this task

With Lotus Quickr Connectors installed you can open documents in their native application directly from a custom library, for example edit Microsoft™ Word documents in Microsoft Word. When a file can be opened with more than one application, the computer default settings determine the application, for example html files open in the default web browser.


  1. In a custom library document list, click the menu arrow next to a document, and then select Edit document. The document opens in its native application.

      If Edit document isn't available, click the Check connector installation link at the bottom of the list to check your connector installation.

      Note: If you installed Lotus Quickr Connectors after installing IBM Connections the link is Enable editing (requires connectors). Click that link, the custom library finds Lotus Quickr Connectors, and then the link changes to Check connector installation. Then go to Step 2.

  2. Edit the document and save it. The document is saved as a draft in the custom library.

  3. Refresh the page to see the updated state of the document. When you are ready to make the draft the public version, click Check In.

Parent topic

Use custom libraries

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