Previewing Files

This feature is specific to Clearvale Enterprise.

BETA: When Document Preview is enabled for your network, you can choose to preview a document as opposed to downloading and saving a copy of the document to your local computer.

To preview a document, click the document icon in the Files widget. Alternatively, on the Files detail page, click the document icon or the document name to preview the document.

A document viewer window appears where you can page through the document. Note that the document is not an exact copy of the document.

The following documents can be previewed:

  • Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • PDF
  • RTF
  • TXT

Document Preview is enabled through the Clearvale Management Center. Once this feature is enabled, a preview image is generated for each document that you upload. Your existing documents will not have a preview image until someone in the network tries to preview the document. At that point, an image is generated and is available for any future previews.

Document preview is not available for external links, such as SharePoint documents that are linked to from within Clearvale.

On most browsers, document preview uses a high-level resolution viewer. On Internet Explorer 8 and earlier, however, document preview uses a low-level resolution viewer.