To import .doc, .docx, .odp, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx, ... [ all files that you can open with OpenOffice ] to OpenMeetings and use them in the whiteboard you need OpenOffice or LibreOffice installed the machine that runs OpenMeetings.

Since Version 2.0 of OpenMeetings starting of OpenOffice/LibreOffice as service in not required, JODConverter will automatically start and shut down the service!
JODConverter is bundled into OpenMeetings since 3.1.4

You should use an OpenOffice version greater 3

officeHome configuration need to remain blank
In case document conversion will NOT work you need to
  1. locate soffice.bin on your system
  2. set officeHome to /usr/lib/libreoffice (in case soffice.bin is located in /usr/lib/libreoffice/program)

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