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Document Editor

All users (including Collaborators) on all account types can use Document Editor.

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Overview

Wrike’s Document Editor allows you to edit attachments in Wrike without having to download them. When you save a file which you edited using the Document Editor, Wrike automatically uploads it as a new version of the original attachment.

Edit a File with the Document Editor

  1. Right click an attachment from the attachment list.
  2. Select "Edit". The Document Editor automatically opens the file in that file type's default system editor. (Example: Microsoft Office files open in the appropriate MS Office application or in OpenOffice.)
  3. Make changes to the file as you normally would.
  4. Save the file when you're done.

The Document Editor instantly uploads the file to Wrike as a new version of the original attachment*. You can close the file without having to do anything else.

*When you're working for a long time Wrike Document Editor might save files to your computer on the Desktop, rather than directly to your Wrike account. You can manually upload the newer versions to Wrike as attachments.

Note! Files uploaded from a cloud storage platform (such as Google Drive) can be edited using the storage platform’s own editing tools. To edit this type of file just click on the file attachment in Wrike and then begin editing the document.

Install the Document Editor

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

Option 1

  1. Right click on an attachment.
  2. Select "Edit". 1
  3. If the Document Editor isn’t installed yet, then you will get a prompt asking if you would like to begin installation. Confirm this request and the editor will begin downloading.
  4. Click on the installer (once the download is complete) and finish the installation process.
  5. Once installation is complete you can click on your file to begin editing it.

You only have to download the Document Editor once, after it is installed you will be able to edit your attached documents by clicking on the edit (pen) icon.

Option 2

  1. Click on your profile image in the Workspace’s upper right-hand corner.
  2. Select “Apps & Integrations”.
  3. Click the “Configure” button that appears to the right of Wrike Document Editor.
  4. Click the Download button in the upper right-hand corner of the pop-up which appears. A file will begin downloading.
  5. Click on the installer (once the download is complete) and finish the installation process.

Once the installation is complete you can begin editing files using the Document Editor. 

Supported operating systems and file types

Wrike’s Document Editor supports most popular file types and is available for both Windows and Mac.

Supported operating systems:

  • Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 (32 and 64 bit)
  • Mac OS X 10.13-10.15

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
  • PDF files
  • Common image files ( .jpg, .png)

** Adobe InDesign currently does not support our Locking feature, hence, it's not recommended to edit INDD files with the Document Editor.

Setting up a proxy

If your company uses a proxy server to access the internet, then users may need to add the Document Editor in a proxy whitelist before they are able to use it.

Please note, if your proxy server settings are provided by an Active Directory server, then the system administrator responsible for the company’s network may need to add the Document Editor in a proxy whitelist.  

Add Wrike’s Document Editor in a proxy whitelist on:

Please note, if you are using Chrome on a Windows 8 PC or if you are using Firefox, you may need to configure your browser to use the proxy whitelist.

Windows 7

  1. Click the Start button and select “Control Panel”.
  2. Click “All Control Panel Items”.
  3. From the list that appears, select “Internet Options”.
  4. Click on the “Connections” tab in the dialog box that appears.
  5. Click the “LAN settings” button.
  6. Mark the checkbox next to “Bypass proxy server for local addresses”.
  7. Click “Advanced” to enter the proxy parameters.
  8. In the “Exceptions” section, type “doceditor.wrike.com” (without quotes).
  9. Click “Ok”.

Supported browsers:

  • Chrome
  • Firefox

Windows 8

  1. Access the charms bar by hovering your mouse over the lower left-hand corner of the screen or use the keyboard shortcut Win+C.
  2. Click the “Settings” icon.
  3. Select ”Change PC settings”.
  4. Click “Network” and then select “Proxy”.
  5. At the bottom of the screen, in the field under “Use proxy server except for addresss…”, type “doceditor.wrike.com” (without quotes).
  6. Mark the checkbox next to “Don’t use the proxy server for local (intranet) addresses”.
  7. Click “Save”.

Supported browsers:

  • Chrome
  • Firefox

Windows 10

  1. Open the Start menu and select “Settings”.
  2. Click “Network & Internet”.
  3. Select the “Proxy” tab.
  4. At the bottom of the screen, in the field under “Use proxy server except for addresss…” type “doceditor.wrike.com” (without quotes).
  5. Mark the checkbox next to “Don’t use the proxy server for local (intranet) addresses”.
  6. Press “Save”.

Supported browsers:

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Edge*

*Edge automatically uses the system preferences and there is no need to configure the browser’s settings.

Mac

  1. Click on the Apple menu icon in the upper left-hand corner of the screen and select “System Preferences”.
  2. Click “Network” and then click the “Advanced” button.
  3. Select the “Proxies” tab.
  4. At the bottom of the dialog box, in the field under “Bypass proxy settings for these Hosts & Domians”, type “doceditor.wrike.com” (without quotes).
  5. Click “Ok”

Supported browsers:

  • Safari*
  • Chrome
  • Firefox

*Safari automatically uses the system preferences and there is no need to configure the browser’s settings.

Configure your browser (if necessary)

Please note, Edge and Safari automatically use the system preferences and there is no need to configure the browser’s settings.

Chrome

For Windows 7 and 10, and on Mac, Chrome automatically uses your system preferences and there is no need to change your browser settings. For Windows 8:

  1. Click the browser’s menu button in its upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click “Settings”.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “show advanced settings…”.
  4. Scroll to the “Network” section and click “Change proxy settings…”.
  5. In the field under “Bypass proxy settings for these Hosts & Domains”, add “doceditor.wrike.com” (without quotes).

Firefox

  1. Click on your browser’s menu button and select “Preferences”.
  2. Click on the “Advanced” tab.
  3. Click the “Settings…” button.
  4. Mark the checkbox next to “Use system proxy settings”.
  5. Press “Ok”.

If Firefox doesn’t use the proxy settings correctly you can: go to Firefox’s preferences page, click the “Advanced” tab, click the “Settings…” button, and in the exceptions field at the bottom of the page enter “doceditor.wrike.com” (without quotes).

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