Document Preview

M-Files shows the document preview for the file types listed on this page. Click the Preview tab to open or close the document preview or drag the left border of the window to resize it.

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)
  • Video files (mp4, webm, ovg) *
  • Audio files (mp3, ogg, wav) *
  • 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 (vsdx, vsx, vtx, vdx, vssx, vstx, vsdm, vssm, vstm, vdw, vsd, vss, vst)
*) Supported only in the new M-Files Web

It is possible to extend the support for other file types. For example, DWG files. To do this, you must have a compatible third-party application set up and set it as the default application for that file type. However, this is necessary only for file types that are not listed here.

The maximum file size for document preview in M-Files Web

File type Maximum file size
Email files 10 MB
Image files 100 MB
Video files 1 GB
Audio files 500 MB
Microsoft Word files 25 MB
Microsoft PowerPoint files 10 MB
Microsoft Excel files 10 MB
Visio drawings 10 MB