ONLYOFFICE Editors v.5.5: A big update with document comparison, new content controls and more

10 March 2020 By Ksenija 35 16,552

Great news, everyone!

Version 5.5 of ONLYOFFICE online editors is already available with lots of enhancements, including document comparison, new types of content controls, mirror and gutter margins, custom sorting in spreadsheets, and even more.

ONLYOFFICE Editors v.5.5

Document editor

Document editor got several professional features.

Compare documents with ease

You are now able to quickly compare two documents and see the differences between them with revision marks (there are 3 display modes, like in reviewing). No single change, even the minor one, will go unnoticed what’s especially important when you often have to deal with contracts or other legal documents.

You can accept and reject changes one by one or all at once, as well as merge the changes and save them as a new version of the compared document.

Where to find: Collaboration tab

Compare documents in ONLYOFFICE

Create smarter forms and templates

Along with plain and rich text controls you get new types of content controls for creating forms with input fields:

  • combo boxes,
  • check boxes,
  • drop-down lists,
  • dates,
  • pictures.

Where to find: Insert tab → Content Controls

Content controls in ONLYOFFICE

Prepare docs for publishing

Give your documents a professional layout by setting mirror and gutter margins for pages that will be bound together.

Where to find: Layout tab → Margins → Custom margins

Mirror and gutter margins in ONLYOFFICE

Structure illustrations with captions

Version 5.5 allows you to label images, shapes, tables, charts, and equations by adding captions to make your document more structured and easy to follow.

Where to find: Object context menu

Spreadsheet editor

Work with spreadsheets became even more convenient and effective.

Analyze data quickly

Use the newly added Custom Sort option to create your own rules for sorting data.

Where to find: Data tab

Custom Sort in ONLYOFFICE spreadsheets

Print sheets with ease

Printing can be very annoying, especially if your spreadsheet is too wide or too tall to fit on a single page. Use Scale to Fit option to make your worksheet fit a printed page.

Where to find: Layout tab

Scale to Fit option in ONLYOFFICE spreadsheets

More features in spreadsheets available
  • Control the alignment of graphic objects (images, shapes and charts) with the Cell Snapping option;
  • Fill cells with colors, patterns and gradients;
  • Perform actions (move, delete, copy, hide, etc.) with several worksheets in bulk;
  • Re-calculate formulas in entire workbook or your current sheet after performing actions that may have influenced your data (e.g. entering new data, inserting/deleting rows);
  • Add custom separators for thousands and decimals;
  • Adjust spellchecker settings to ignore words in uppercase or words with numbers.


Presentation editor

Quickly add tables, shapes, charts, and images to the slide layout, as well as add objects to placeholder.

Add to Layout in ONLYOFFICE presentations

It’s now possible to instantly reset the slide layout if e.g. your co-author messed up while collaborating on the presentation.

Further improvements in all editors

You can change your lists alignment, bullets size/color, choose new types of bullets from the symbol table and quickly manage multilevel lists.

Remove comments in one click using the newly added button in the Collaboration tab which is now also available if the document is shared with the Comment access rights.


Tune into our live webinar and learn how to use new features in ONLYOFFICE editors 5.5. Register

New features around solutions

Version 5.5 has been released for server solutions and soon will be available for our cloud users.

Document comparison, adding content controls, and mobile web editors are designed for:

Taking into consideration various users’ needs, we came to a decision to add more professional features for enterprise users. Besides, we’re planning to make integration of ONLYOFFICE in other solutions and services easier. We’re sure the new version still brings a lot of useful features for home users.

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

ONLYOFFICE for integration with sync and share solutions

You can use the new version of ONLYOFFICE within the sync and share platform of your choice, e.g. ownCloud, Nextcloud, Seafile. See list of all integrations here or try ONLYOFFICE editors now.



Your feedback about this update is much appreciated! Leave your comments below or tweet us at @only_office.

Comments (35)
  1. Dan Goddu - Reply
    March 19, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    Where is the download link please?

  2. Dan - Reply
    March 20, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    Hi, maybe I’m missing something…

    I’m asking about the document editors, which is what this page is about. When I go to download the latest document editor, only this is available:

    Current Version:
    Release Date: 11/28/2019 File Size: 157 MB
    Platforms: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 (64-bit)

    Where is v5.5?


    • Nadya - Reply
      March 20, 2020 at 6:49 pm

      This post is about online document editors and you are trying to download desktop ones.

      The desktop editors will also be updated to v5.5 soon, We’ll let you know!

      • Dan - Reply
        March 20, 2020 at 9:42 pm

        Ok, thanks for the explanation.

  3. tolikkk - Reply
    March 22, 2020 at 11:41 am

    Hi! I’m a new member!

    • Ksenija - Reply
      March 23, 2020 at 10:17 am

      Hi! Welcome!

  4. EGRESI JÁNOS - Reply
    March 30, 2020 at 11:16 am

    Ha magyar nyelven is elérhető lenne a Desktop Editor, szívesen leváltanám az MsOffice 365-öt!

    • Ksenija - Reply
      April 2, 2020 at 3:58 pm

      Hi! You could join our translator community and help with the localization into your language. We offer special benefits to ONLYOFFICE translators. If you’re interested, please contact us at for more details.

  5. Caleb - Reply
    April 7, 2020 at 6:26 am

    Hi, I am using the Ubuntu (Linux) version and I am trying to print but it saves the file as a .docx. When I open the file it does not let me print to my network printer. I love ONLYOFFICE and it is great to see an app like this.

    • Ksenija - Reply
      April 7, 2020 at 12:05 pm

      Hi Caleb! If you are using the desktop version of the editors, you’re welcome to submit the issue with printing on GitHub. And thanks for your words! We’re glad to hear that!

  6. Piot - Reply
    April 8, 2020 at 12:50 am

    I am a recent user of OnlyOffice. Is it possible to share different rules into the same sheet. For example only miss Y can write into the line B and mister X has the rule to complete the line D, but everybody can complete lines A and C.
    Thank you.

    • Ksenija - Reply
      April 8, 2020 at 11:36 am

      Hello! Welcome! As for your question: protection of certain areas in worksheets is not yet implemented.

      • Fraisval - Reply
        June 5, 2020 at 11:08 am

        Damned, that’s exactly what is stopping me for using OnlyOffice.
        The missing abality to give rights on parts of a sheet, in order to prevent users to break the sheet or wrinting on a wrong part. So, sorry but Goggle sheets instead, even if i’d prefer to use OnlyOffice.

        • Ksenija - Reply
          June 5, 2020 at 12:32 pm

          Hi! This feature is on our roadmap but without any exact release dates 🙁 We hope you will give a try to ONLYOFFICE once again when the missing feature is added.

  7. 清余 - Reply
    April 21, 2020 at 12:07 pm

    Excuse me, how do I run the web-app in the DocumentServer on GitHub running locally?

    • Ksenija - Reply
      April 21, 2020 at 4:28 pm

      Hello! You cannot run web-apps separately from other DocumentServer components. Web-apps are functioning only in conjunction with the server and SDK.

      • 清余 - Reply
        April 22, 2020 at 5:35 am

        Do you have any running documents for easy distribution?

        • Ksenija - Reply
          April 22, 2020 at 11:37 am

          Would you like to use ONLYOFFICE in the cloud / or deploy it on your own server / or compile from the source code?

          • 清余 - Reply
            April 23, 2020 at 11:04 am

            compile from the source code thank you very much!

            • Ksenija - Reply
              April 23, 2020 at 12:26 pm

              You can find all the info and links to instructions how to compile ONLYOFFICE from the source code in this article.

  8. Rossco - Reply
    May 31, 2020 at 12:49 am

    I was wondering how to minimise/move a document/spreadsheet to one side of the monitor screen. The window key plus the arrow key does not work, neither does putting the cursor at the top of the document and dragging to the edge of the monitor display area.

  9. Chris - Reply
    June 5, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    Does the ability to compare versions of a document mean each version now has a unique url or it the url fixed for all versions of the file id associated with the document?

  10. Michael - Reply
    June 9, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    I cannot open an excel-xlsm-File. Is this possible?

    • Ksenija - Reply
      June 10, 2020 at 5:05 pm

      Hello, Michael! Yes, it’s possible, but the VBA macros contained in such a file are not supported in our solution. The problem with opening might occur when you open the file in another application at the same time. You can try to close this file in all applications, and then try again to open it in ONLYOFFICE.

  11. chuqiuxu - Reply
    June 18, 2020 at 10:11 am

    I installed a 5.5.3 document server, but my client doesn’t have document comparison functionality

    • Ksenija - Reply
      June 18, 2020 at 1:24 pm

      Hi! Please note that the document comparison feature is not available for the community version (as you can read in the ‘New features around solutions’ section of this article). You can also compare various versions of self-hosted ONLYOFFICE online document editors on our website or on GitHub.

      In case you use ONLYOFFICE online editors with any sync&share platform like Nextcloud, ownCloud, etc., you can try Home Server, a special tariff plan for those who need professional editing features at home.

  12. Bernd - Reply
    June 21, 2020 at 11:49 pm

    in the desktop version the font in the menue section is very small (for me). Any solution for that? Thank you.

    • Ksenija - Reply
      June 22, 2020 at 12:01 pm

      Hello! In ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors, 1x and 2x interfaces are available. We’re now working to add other scaling options for user convenience.

  13. mamaligadoc - Reply
    December 22, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    With respect !!!

  14. Lucas - Reply
    May 6, 2021 at 3:47 am

    Boa noite, eu preciso usar os controle de conteúdo (inserir combo boxes) mas não encontrei a opção na guia inserir. Estou usando a versão 6.2. Para falar a verdade, estou usando a pouco tempo o software, mas parece que para desenvolver algo robusto com macros o software parece bem fraco comparado ao concorrente.

    • Ksenija - Reply
      May 6, 2021 at 6:42 pm

      Hello! Adding Content Controls is not available in the ONLYOFFICE Docs Community Edition. You can do it in ONLYOFFICE Docs Enterprise and Developer Edition. You can find the full comparison of the editions here:

      Olá! A adição de controles de conteúdo não está disponível na ONLYOFFICE Docs Community Edition. Você pode fazer isso no ONLYOFFICE Docs Enterprise e Developer Edition. Você pode encontrar a comparação completa das edições aqui:

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