Configuring the File Type options for filters

You can configure the file formats that are included/excluded from the list of formats that appear in the File Type filter displayed in the iManage Open dialog boxes.

Figure: File formats (default)

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  1. Open the imWorkOptions.xml file in a text editor, and search for the option name integration to locate the following text:

    <!--<ws_option name="integration" applyToAll="true"> <key name="WordDocumentOpenFilter" value="All Word Documents (*.docx,*.docm,*.dotx,*.dotm,*.doc,*.dot,*.htm,*.html,*.rtf,*.mht,*.mhtml,*.xml,*.odt)|WORDX,WORDXT,DOCM,DOTX,DOTM,WORD,DOT,HTM,HTML,RTF,MHT,MHTML,XML,ODT"/> <key name="ExcelDocumentOpenFilter" value="All Excel Files (*.xlsx,*.xlsm,*.xlsb,*.xlam,*.xltx,*.xltm,*.xls,*.xlt,*.htm,*.html,*.mht,*.mhtml,*.xml,*.xla,*.xlm,*.xlw,*.odc,*.ods)|EXCEL,EXCELX,EXCELXT,XLSM,XLSB,XLAM,XLTX,XLTM,XLT,MHT,XLA,XLM,XLW,ODC,ODS"/> <key name="PowerPointDocumentOpenFilter" value="All PowerPoint Presentations (*.pptx,*.ppt,*.pptm,*.ppsx,*.pps,*.ppsm,*.potx,*.pot,*.potm,*.odp)|PPTX,PPT,PPTM,PPSX,PPS,PPSM,POTX,POT,POTM,ODP,PPTXT"/>
  2. Uncomment the <ws_option name="integration" applyToAll="true"> parameter.

  3. To add a new file format to the Word document list, add the file extension before the pipe symbol, and add the format type after the pipe symbol.
    Similarly, add or remove the required format(s) for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. For example, if you add ODS to the list, the text will look like this:

    <ws_option name="integration" applyToAll="true"> <key name="WordDocumentOpenFilter" value="All Word Documents (.ods,*.docx,*.docm,*.dotx,*.dotm,*.doc,*.dot,*.htm,*.html,*.rtf,*.mht,*.mhtml,*.xml,*.odt)|ODS,WORDX,WORDXT,DOCM,DOTX,DOTM,WORD,DOT,HTM,HTML,RTF,MHT,MHTML,XML,ODT"/>

    You will see the extension .ods is added to the File Type list as shown in the following figure.

    Figure: New format added
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