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Installing the Document Editor

Table 3. Availability - Legacy plans


All users including collaborators on all account types can use Document Editor.

Document Editor is software developed by Wrike that you need to install on your computer before using it. Wrike’s Document Editor supports the most popular file types and is available for both Windows and Mac.

Supported operating systems and file types

Supported operating systems:

  • Windows 7, 8.1, 10 and 11

  • Mac OS X 10.9-14.4.1

Supported file types and programs:

  • Common MS Office 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016 files (for Windows)

  • Common MS Office 2011 and 2016 files (for Mac)

  • OpenOffice files

  • LibreOffice files

  • Adobe files


    Adobe InDesign currently doesn't support our locking feature, so it's not recommended to edit INDD files with Document Editor.

  • PDF files

  • Common image files ( JPG, PNG)

Install Document Editor

You can install Document Editor using one of the two options below.

Option 1

  1. Navigate to any task, folder, or project with attachments.

  2. Right-click an attachment.

  3. Select Edit.

  4. If Document Editor isn’t installed on your machine yet, then you'll get a prompt asking if you'd like to begin the installation. Confirm this request and the editor will begin downloading.

  5. Click the installer once the download is complete and finish the installation process.

Once the installation is complete, you can repeat Steps 1–3 of this manual to begin editing files. You only have to download Document Editor once. After it's installed you'll be able to edit your attached files by clicking the edit (pen) icon.

Option 2

  1. Click your profile image in the upper right-hand corner of your workspace.

  2. Select Apps & Integrations.

  3. Use the search in the upper-right corner to find and select Wrike's Document Editor card.

  4. Click Download in the upper-right corner of the card.

  5. Click the installer once the download is complete and finish the installation process.

Per-machine and Terminal Server Installation for all users

By default, the Wrike Document Editor is installed per user, in the Roaming folder, which is a personal folder for each Windows user profile. However, sometimes installations to the Roaming folder are restricted due to security policies. In this case you can use a per-machine installer that installs the application to Program Files or the Terminal Server installer.

Download the installer:

  • Per-machine installer: For use when local workstations are combined in a domain and all users are working on separate independent computers, with credentials issued by the administrator. This installer can be used to install Document Editor to Program Files on users' computers. Document Editor is installed by admin via Microsoft's Group Policy (GPO) or other mass-installation method at admin's discretion.

  • Terminal server installer: For use when there is one terminal server, and all user accounts are located on it. This installer can be used to install Document Editor to Program Files on Windows Server OS starting from Windows Server 2012. This Document Editor supports multiple terminal (remote desktop) sessions on the server.

Installation Instructions

  1. All users need to uninstall Document Editor from their computers. If no Document Editor was installed, you can skip this step.

  2. Install the downloaded version of the Document Editor (Per-machine or Terminal Server).

  3. Follow the prompts and the Document Editor will be installed for admins and all users (including External Users and Collaborators).


Please contact Wrike Customer Support if you'd like to disable Document Editor update prompts in the Wrike workspace for all members of your account. These prompts suggest installing the regular version of Document Editor which, if installed, will conflict with the custom version of Document Editor (Per-machine or Terminal Server). Disabling the update prompts should help to avoid incorrect updates. Whenever Document Editor is released, we'll send updated links to the Per-machine/Terminal Server installer for a centralized update process.