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You can edit a wiki page using Microsoft Word under Windows, or using NeoOffice, the implementation of OpenOffice on Mac OS X.


  • Firefox will prompt you to install the WebDAV Launcher extension as described below. Note: The connector is not compatible with Firefox 3.6.*, so you must use the IETab plugin available here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1419/
  • With Internet Explorer, an ActiveX component needs to be installed, so you may need to relax the security settings in the Internet Options to allow this.


  • You will need to use the Firefox browser - the Office Connector does not work with Safari.

To do this on WTS or Myriad, you need to use Firefox - it does not work using IE version 6. Before being able to use Word, the WebDAV Firefox extension needs to be installed so that the edited wiki page can be written back to the server. You are prompted to install the extension the first time you try to edit a page. The steps are:

  1. Click the small "W" Word icon at the top-on Tools > Edit in Word (top, right of the page.)
  2. The first time you do this, you are warned "A plugin is required to use this feature. Would you like to download it?". Click "Yes".
  3. You will then probably be warned "Firefox prevented this site (wiki.ucl.ac.uk) from asking you to install software on your computer". This is a security warning and may be overriden by clicking the "Edit Options" button and then allowing wiki.ucl.ac.uk to install the add-on. You then need to click the "W" again to download the WebDAV Launcher extension.
  4. Click "Install Now" and then "Restart Firefox" to complete the installation.


A warning to people who use both WTS and Myriad systems: if you install the plugin under WTS it will not immediately work on Myriad, and vice versa. This is because the path to the Word application differs on the two systems. To get round around this, you need to remove the file association in the plugin's settings when you switch systems. Go to Tools -> WebDAV Launcher Options, select the file association, delete it and click "Save".