Portal properties - Documents - Document engine

The basic settings for Document generation are set here.

Document engine

In the drop-down list Document engine you can select the document generator, which will be used to create documents. Word processing programs, which are suitable for generating documents can be connected via the menu Extras / Options / General settings.

Document format

Keep document format

This option will keep the current format of the document.

Create PDF

With this option, a PDF of the current document will be created.

The document format defined here can later be selected in the Button action as the output format Server standard.

Depending on the document engine selected, different settings can be made at the bottom of the dialog.

iText options

Preserve HTML tags

HTML tags are not available in iText. Tags such as bold or italic font will not be implemented. With the setting Preserve HTML tags, the HTML tags will be applied to the text when a document is generated. If the setting is not activated, the text will be added to the document without HTML tags. iText's suitability for more complex documents is therefore limited.

LibreOffice / OpenOffice options

Manage Libre Office /OpenOffice instance automatically

If this setting is activated, please enter the Home folder of LibreOffice / OpenOffice (e.g. c:\Program Files (x86)\LibreOffice 5). Here is the default installation directory for LibreOffice and OpenOffice under different operating systems:


c:\Program Files (x86)\OpenOffice 5
c:\Program Files (x86)\LibreOffice 5





Please note that the installation directory of LibreOffice / OpenOffice must be entered from the perspective of the Intrexx portal server.

Enter the Host and a free Port > 1024 which Intrexx will use to communicate with the service. Usually, port 8100 is suitable. Click on Test to test the connection.