Preview Tab

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In the preview mode, you can browse and copy document content. Click the Preview tab on the right pane to open the document preview. If you cannot see the pane, right-click an empty space in the listing area and select Display Mode > Right Pane > Normal.

Note: To see the preview, the software that supports the file format must be installed on your computer and chosen as the default application for that file format. For example, Microsoft Office 2013 or later is necessary to see a preview of Microsoft Office documents, and Adobe Acrobat Reader is necessary to see a preview of PDF files.

To zoom PDF files on the Preview tab, right-click and select Zoom In Tool. Right-click again to use the different zoom tools.

On the Preview tab, you can see the content of these file types:
  • Email files (eml, emlx, msg)
  • HTML and web archive files (htm, html, mht, mhtml)
  • Image files (tif, tiff, jpg, jpeg, bmp, gif, png)
  • Microsoft Excel files (xlsx, xlsm, xltx, xltm, xlsb, xls, xlt)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint files (pptx, pptm, ppsx, ppsm, potx, potm, ppt, pps, pot)
  • Microsoft Word files (docx, docm, dotx, dotm, doc, dot)
  • OpenDocument files (odt, ott, ods, odp)
  • PDF files
  • RTF files
  • Text files (txt)
  • Visio drawings (vsd, vdx, vss, vsx, vst, vtx, vdw)