Can I use OpenOffice to build an online document editor?

We have a custom online project manager/collaboration center for our business with many remote employees.

I am looking for a way to add a document manager to the system.  

I was wondering if OpenOffice can be used in this capability.  And if so, are there extensions available that would help in this or would we need to dig directly into the OpenOffice API?

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Kerem ERSOYPresidentCommented:
If you software allows you embed documents in your web based system and allow you to keep versioning etc. All you would do id to install all remote systems with OpenOffice, associate the files (in this case .odt and .doc) with ythe OpenOffice and then it would be your editor.

But if you're looking for an online word processor that would be runnning in your WebServer (or Application Server) then you need to look elsewhere. Becasue you'll need to install OpenOffice on all systems that you would edit your documents.

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Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorCommented:
Would you be adverse to using google docs?  It seems that is  a solution that is already available and can manage multiple users.
lthamesAuthor Commented:
KeremE,  Thanks.  That might be an option . . although I'd rather find something that actually allows online editing so that every collaborator doesn't have to install openOffice.
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lthamesAuthor Commented:

We use google drive right now and I am trying to replace it.   I want something that we can manage and host ourselves.  I can really easily manage all of the file management but just need to find a good online word processor type of file editor (like wordpad, word, google drive document, etc)
Kerem ERSOYPresidentCommented:
I don't think there's an applet version of Word Editor (there are only some lighter editors.) I don't know your requirements but if you'll need a full Word Processor is to pack OpenOffice as an easily installable package keep it available for your client computers.
lthamesAuthor Commented:
I don't need a full word processor, but do need something that can do fonts, indenting, and bullets.

We are mostly using this for building a development plan so the client can participate.   And it is never used 'not' online.

So something light would be fine.
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