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You can view the content of uploaded documents inline now, in your browser. This is useful if:

  • You’re using RSpace on a device that doesn’t have MSOffice or OpenOffice installed.
  • You want a quick preview of a document’s contents without downloading in in full.

Supported file formats include: .txt, .rtf, .doc, .docx, .odt, .csv, .xls, .xlsx, .ods, .ppt, .pptx, .odp.

By default, a simple image preview is presented, with arrows to navigate through pages/slides. Clicking the ‘View’ button will stream a PDF version of the document to your browser in a new tab or window.
Clicking ‘Download’ will download the original document to your device.
‘Get Info’ will provide information on the attachment’s owner, filesize etc. You can also add a caption to the attachment that will be searchable.

These screenshots show the range of preview functionality:
On opening an RSpace document, a thumbnail image of the first page of an attachment is provided:

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Expanding the preview enables the content to be navigated from within the RSpace document:

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This shows a full-screen PDF preview of an uploaded Powerpoint presentation after clicking the ‘View’ button:

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