Word Add-in 7.1.x

Word Add-in enables users to upload new files and edit existing OpenKM files.

When a user uploads new files, he browses across the OpenKM tree view to select where he wants to upload the file.

The OpenKM Word Add-in detects if the document opened by a user is an OpenKM file and enables or disables some toolbar options.

Office Add-ins are compatible from version 2000 to version 2019.

 After installing the Outlook add-in, a new menu item "OpenKM" will appear in Outlook.

Detail of the functions according to their icons:


Addin configuration.

Add new document

Document edit ( check-out )

Upload modified document (check-in)

Cancel document edit

Compare versions


Configure OpenKM Add-In

First, you must choose the Configuration menu item to set your configuration values to access OpenKM from the client computer.

Language Select Ms Addin user interface language.



User id for accessing OpenKM.




The password of the user.




OpenKM url.


Add metadata


To enable/disable metadata selection form.

Find by UUID


Instead of locating a document through the search tree, it does so by inserting the UUID of the document to be edited or of the destination folder in the case of uploading a document.

After you set your configuration values, a folder called OpenKM is created in your user My documents folder. In this OpenKM folder, a configuration file called openkm.xml and another file called document.xml are created that the OpenKM Add-in uses to store some document editing information. You should not edit or delete these files.

Uploading a new file

Click on the  add new document button, a folder tree view will be shown. You must select the folder where you want to upload the file.

Click on the Send Button and after that, the document will be uploaded to OpenKM and a notification message will be shown.

If you have activated the option "Add metadata" in the configuration, it will allow you to select and fill in the corresponding data.
In the case of having multiple selection metadata to mark and unmark all options, you can use the key combination "Ctrl" + "E" and "Supr" respectively.

Editing an OpenKM document

Clicking on the   document edit button, a folder navigator will be shown. You must navigate across folders and select a document that you want to edit.

When you've got some OpenKM document opened, the  Upload modified document (check-in) and  Cancel document edit toolbar options will be enabled.

In the left panel, you can view the properties, notes, relations, and metadata of the document.

Notes tab

Relations tab

Metadata tab


  • To upload a modified document, use the Upload modified document (check-in) toolbar button.

Insert a comment for the version and press the OK button.

  • To cancel document edition, use the  Cancel document edit toolbar button.

After editing, your local document copy will be deleted to prevent user mistakes.

Compare versions

Clicking on the  "Compare versions" button will display the version history in a pop-up allowing you to select a version to compare with.

You must first edit a document for the "Compare versions" button to be enabled.

The comparison is made in a new Office Word window, to return to the main document just close this window.


In My Documents/OpenKM there's a file log called WordAddin.log with a complete log trace.