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    For document management and perhaps even email creation, how about integration to the Writely Word Processor?

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    What kind of integration do you have in mind? Zimbra has a mechanism (a great feature) called Zimlets. Zimlets allow integration with Web Services, and enable Mashups.

    Perhaps what you say should be possible... but what exactly do you have in mind?
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    I'm thinking of the functionality:

    1) Be able to use Writely as the email editor.
    2) Be able to use Writely as a word processor and save a document to Zimbra in the Document Management capability. (I have not been able to access the Documents feature of the demo yet. There is a bug that is known that I believe is preventing me from accessing it.)

    Thanks.

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    Sounds more like integrating Writely into Zimbra, rather than the other way around, and that could be much more difficult.

    Writely aint open source (is it) and I dont know of an API for it yet, so hooking into it's features is currently not an option, so there goes the whole writely as email composer idea.

    As for using it as the document creator, well, is should be possible to simply copy/paste the whole thing into zimbra but as the document section is still rather beta - I for one am sitting back on the whole feature, I think I like it, but until it;s feature complete I dont want to start changing it or casting judgement.

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    Good points.

    After some additional investigation it looks like the Zimbra email editor has basically the same functionality as some of the other on-line word processors like Ajaxwrite.

    The reason I brought this up was that I'm cotemplating Zimbra as a base for a document management system that provides all the colaboration features that Zimbra can bring to it. As a result, the editor / word processor aspect would most likely need to be a bit more feature rich.

    So, just doing some brain storming and I appreciate everyones responses and input.

    I started thinking about all of this because I see that Zohowriter will let you upload to a blog, so I thought why not upload to Zimbra.
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    I, too, agree with Dirk. This can be quite difficult.

    However, I think, Writely does allow use of Blogger, MetaWeblog and MovableType APIs. It allows posting to a URL provided by the user.

    Once you click on Settings inside Writely (now docs.google.com) and click on Blog Settings, you come across this part.

    But, I also came across the following:
    http://groups.google.com/group/How-t...4efacb154cf3ad

    which says, you can't save Writely documents in place other than Google servers.

    Need to think ...
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    Yep, it's the battle of who controls the content. As things mature, all of this will become clearer and the "true" Mashup will evolve out of it.

    One app that allows you to utilze:

    1) Collaboration: Zimbra
    2) Email: Zimbra
    3) CRM: SugarCRM or SalesForce.com
    4) Word Processing / Email Editor: Writely
    5) Spreadsheet / Google Spreadsheet

    ect.....

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    Zimbra supports REST which allows posting to a URL.

    Writely can post to the URL that is specified under Settings.

    There are one or more threads here that mention the URL which must be posted to.

    More must be figured out by experimenting.
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