Installing IT Hit Edit Any Document for SharePoint

You can download the IT Hit Edit Any Document for SharePoint and a license file in the product download section.

The product is provided in three different forms:

  • SharePoint Extension that runs in New Experience Mode (.sppkg file).
  • SharePoint Online Add-in that runs in Classic Experience Mode (.app file).
  • SharePoint OnPremices Add-in (.app file).

All above packages have identical functionality but designed to run in different SharePoint environments. You need to install only ONE of them, depending on your SharePoint type and New/Classic Experience mode. Do NOT install more than one extension or add-in on one SharePoint website.

To install the IT Hit Edit Any Document you will need to deploy it to SharePoint catalog, add it to your website and install a protocol application on a client machine. Follow the steps below:

  1. Navigate to your application catalog.

     Navigate to your SharePoint catalog.

    You can find your catalog URL in SharePoint Admin Center. For example for SharePoint Online go to https://portal.office.com. Than navigate to Resources -> Sites:

     You can find your catalog URL in SharePoint Admin Center.

    Note that SharePoint Online provides only one catalog per account for all websites, while SharePoint OnPremices can have more than one catalog, each associated with one or more websites. You need to determine which catalog is associated with the website where you plan to install the IT Hit Edit Any Document in case of the SharePoint OnPremices installation.

  2. Upload Edit Any Document SharePoint extension or add-in to SharePoint Catalog. Go to Apps for SharePoint section and upload an Extension or Add-in.

    Important: In case you are using New Experience mode upload the SharePoint Extension package - .sppkg file. In case you are using Classic Experience mode upload the SharePoint add-in - .app file. Do not install both SharePoint Extension (.sppkg) and Add-in (.app) on one website!

     Upload IT Hit SharePoint extension or add-in to SharePoint catalog.

  3. Add application to your website. Go to your SharePoint website, navigate to Site Content. Select New -> App option.

     Add SharePoint application to your website.

    Find application in catalog under Your Apps -> From Your Organization section. Select App Details:

     Find IT Hit Edit Any Document application under  Your Organization section.

    Select ADD IT:

    Add Edit Any Document to SharePoint website. 

    Select Deploy:

    Confirm IT Hit Edit Any Document deployment

  4. Set license. During first document access you will be requested to set the license file.

    Go to your documents location and select any non-Microsoft Office document. For example a .txt, .pdf, .dwg or .png file. Select "Edit" on a toolbar.

     Select non-MS Office document and select Edit on a toolbar or in a context menu.

    Set a license file:

    Set IT Hit Edit Any Document license file.

    You can generate a trial license in the product download section. The product is fully functional and does not have any limitation. After the trial period expires the product will stop working.

    To set license file a user must have write permissions on a website where the license is being set. If you have a server license, the license setup is a one-time server setup process, the end users would not be asked to set the license.

  5. Install a client-side protocol application. Protocol application triggers opening a file stored in SharePoint in associated application. For example for .txt file is associated with Notepad by default on Windows machine.

    Select any non-Microsoft Office document again and click Edit. The Edit Any Document automatically detects if you have a protocol application installed on a client machine and if protocol app is not found the download dialog is displayed:

    Protocol application download dialog.

    Select the required protocol application installer depending on your OS and install it:

    Protocol application installer.

    When installation finishes make sure to do the following:

    1. Enable web browser extension. For example for Chrome the extension activation looks like the following:

       Enabling web browser extension in Chrome.

    2. Refresh your web browser web page.

    Find a detailed instructions about enabling extensions for Chrome, Firefox, Edge, IE and Safari and troubleshooting protocol application detection presence in Protocol Application Detection and Installation article.

Now you are all set to open non-MS Office documents from SharePoint. If you experience any issue the first thing to do is to check the Troubleshooting Protocol Application Issues article.

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