Viewing a file using the viewerAdded by IBM on December 13, 2012 | Version 1 (Original)
|You can view an uploaded document, spreadsheet, or presentation while working in Files.
Some file types can be viewed directly from within Files. These files include open source documents (.odt
), spreadsheets (.ods
), and presentations (.odp
). These files also include the Microsoft
™ equivalents of these file types – Word documents (.doc
), Excel spreadsheets (.xls
), and PowerPoint presentations (.ppt
). The .pdf
files can also be opened in viewer.
Viewing an uploaded file directly from within Files enables you to see the file contents, without first using the file download option. You can navigate within the file, change page magnification, navigate to specific pages, play a slide show, and print.
- Click Apps -> Files to open the Files application.
- Open the Files page that contains the uploaded file you want to view, for example click an existing .odt document in your My Files view to expose theView option.
Note: If the file that you want to view has been opened in viewer before, click the file name, the file is opened directly for you to view.
- Click View on the file page.
If the file type that you select is not supported by the viewer, the View
option is not visible. And you cannot view an empty file unless the file owner publishes a version.
After a document is uploaded to Files, you can open and view the document. You can scroll through the document, change page magnification and quickly go to specific pages of the document. You can also print it.
After a presentation is uploaded to Files, you can open and view the presentation. You can change slide magnification, quickly go to specific pages, and play the slide show. You can also print it.
After a spreadsheet is uploaded to Files, you can open and view the spreadsheet. You can scroll through the spreadsheet, change page magnification and quickly go to specific pages of the spreadsheet. You can also print it.