ONLYOFFICE Online Editors v. 5.2: enhanced usability and new editing features

1 October 2018 By Tati 18 1,615

Hello everyone!

We are glad to announce that ONLYOFFICE Online Editors have been updated to version 5.2. This release offers a lot of new, very demanded, features and usability enhancements, all to offer a better user experience. But first things first.

ONLYOFFICE Online Editors 5.2.


We want ONLYOFFICE to be the most user-friendly office suite in the world so that you can work and collaborate on your documents more efficiently. So what we have done:

One window for tracked changes and comments

While working in the Review mode, when you make changes and comment on one and the same word/text passage, your comments, as well as the suggested changes, will be displayed in the same popover.

Unified user color

When you work on a document collaboratively with your colleagues, each co-author is assigned a different color. This color is applied to all the actions performed by the user within a document so that you can easily identify who made or suggested these changes, left comments or chat messages.

ONLYOFFICE usability

Besides, we have changed the way your comments are displayed in the popover. Now they are sorted by creation time in ascending order.


File and Plugins tabs in Document Viewer

When you share a document for viewing only, your colleagues will be still able to access the document information and view the version history available within the File tab. If they need to translate this document into another language, there is nothing easier! The Translator plugin, as well as the other ones, will be there in the corresponding tab.

Presenter mode in Presentation Viewer

With the new 5.2 version, your colleagues can enable the Presenter mode even with the Read Only permissions. It will allow them to display a presentation with slide notes in a separate window while demonstrating it without notes on a different monitor. And you will be sure that nothing will be accidentally changed in your presentation.

Text document processing

Bookmarks and hyperlinks

When you work with a long and complex document, you can use bookmarks to structure and easily navigate through it. To do it, put the mouse cursor at the beginning of the text passage where you want the bookmark to be added, click the Bookmark button in the References tab and set the bookmark parameters.

Then you can use the bookmark list to quickly jump to a specific position instead of scrolling through several paragraphs or pages or insert a hyperlink to go from one place to another within a document.

ONLYOFFICE bookmarks

Automatic numbering

When you type a number or a letter followed by a period and space or tab at the beginning of a paragraph and then press ENTER, the next number/letter will be inserted automatically to create a numbered list.

If needed, you can easily change the numbering value using the corresponding option from the context menu.

ONLYOFFICE autonumbering

Content control settings

Content Control is a great way to create a form or a template. With the new version, you can not only insert a control into your document but also adjust its appearance to show it as a bounding box and highlight with different colors.

Besides, we have added new page presets: А0, А1, А2, А6 available within the Layout tab.

Spreadsheet editing

New Layout tab

The new version introduces the Layout tab in the Spreadsheet Editor. So now to set margins, page orientation and size, as well as manipulate objects, just open the Layout tab and choose the appropriate button.

Cell settings in the right panel

We have grouped all the cell settings and placed them on the right side panel so that you could quickly access them to change border style and color, as well as background color.

ONLYOFFICE spreadsheet_layout

PDF saving options

When you download your worksheet as a PDF, the program will ask you to set the PDF options: current sheet or all sheets, page size and orientation, scaling and margins.

The full changelog is available on GitHub. For more user instructions, consult our Help Center.

We can’t wait to hear your opinions. Leave your comments in the section below or tweet us at @only_office.

Comments (18)
  1. Arin - Reply
    October 4, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    Is it planned to support klicking Hyper links in PDFs?
    That’s quite a bummer right now…

    • Nadya - Reply
      October 4, 2018 at 1:00 pm

      Hello! We are planning to add them, but not in the nearest future. We’ll see what we can do to speed things up. You can also contact our sales department

  2. Alan Shaw - Reply
    October 9, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Ditto linking to specific places in (external) PDFs.

    Although your new ‘Bookmarking within a document’ feature has some use, what would be infinitely more use is the ability to jump to a specific place in another document. That would be a foundation step towards allowing OO to be a Knowledge Management system in a corporation.

    • Nadya - Reply
      October 9, 2018 at 2:15 pm

      Hi! We got some requests before. That sounds cool, but at the moment it would unsafe.

      We are considering adding such a feature to our desktop version. Can’t tell you the exact dates though

  3. A - Reply
    October 9, 2018 at 4:23 pm


    How to upgrade selfhosted Linux version, no docker?

  4. Fabio Basso - Reply
    October 11, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    I translated this article into Portuguese.

    • Nadya - Reply
      October 12, 2018 at 11:49 am

      Hello! That’s cool! Where can we find it?

  5. anwar hussain - Reply
    October 11, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    Color background is added in the spreadsheet, is good for people, it was essential my point of view, we can change the color of the fonts but when changed the background then a border of the cell is disappeared.

    • Nadya - Reply
      October 12, 2018 at 1:11 pm

      Hello! Can you send us a file where this happened ( Would also appreciate if you make a gif how this is happening

  6. A - Reply
    October 13, 2018 at 11:38 am

    Unfortunately, after upgrade according manual there is error message like “Connection interrupted…”when trying to edit in online editors. No error messages after update. The only thing- question about some configuration file- left original from previous installation. Dependencies showed in manual, installed. Server Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, no docker.

  7. A - Reply
    October 13, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Sorry, Ubuntu 16.04.1

  8. A - Reply
    October 13, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    Problem solved by replacing config file with default file from update.

  9. A - Reply
    October 13, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    Uuh, Bold and Italics buttons and effects not working properly. The default font seems to be bold in all online aditors after update to 5.2.2

    • Nadya - Reply
      October 15, 2018 at 12:53 pm

      Thanks for reporting the problem, we will check

    • Nadya - Reply
      October 15, 2018 at 2:42 pm

      Please, create an issue on GitHub

      You will be able to communicate with our developers there

  10. Tom - Reply
    October 24, 2018 at 6:02 am

    Will data validation be added to the spreadsheet features soon?

    • Ksenija - Reply
      October 25, 2018 at 5:09 pm

      Hi Tom!

      We’re planning to add this feature to ONLYOFFICE Online Spreadsheet Editor, but at the moment, can’t say for sure in what release it will be included.

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